The meetings of the Kremlin-controlled Supreme Court of Crimea on May 5, to consider the extension of the arrest of the persons involved in the Bakhchysarai "Hizb ut-Tahrir case", were held with violations, lawyer Emil Kurbedinov informed.
The media reported that the trial was held in private session and no one was allowed except the lawyers.
Reference: May 12, 2016, Russian law enforcers raided a number of Muslim homes in Bakhchisaray, as well as a local cafe. As a result, four Bakhchysarai residents Zevri Abseitov, Remzi Memetov, Rustem Abelarov and Enver Mamutov were arrested and accused of involvement in the organization "Hizb ut-Tahrir", recognized as terrorist in Russia.
January 13, 2017, the Supreme Court of Russia decided to apply the Article 278 of the Russian Federation Criminal Code "Forcible seizure of power or forcible retention of power" to the so-called "Hizb ut-Tahrir case" apart from the charge of terrorism.
The first charged with the "forcible seizure of power" were the persons involved in the Yalta "Hizb ut-Tahrir case" - Enver Bekirov, Emir-Usein Kuku, Vadim Siruk and Muslim Aliyev.
The so-called "Hizb ut-Tahrir" case has become the hallmark of the FSB struggle against Muslim dissidents in Crimea. Under the pretext of suspicion of terrorism and calling their repressive actions as struggle with extremism, the Russian security forces burst into the houses, conduct illegal searches and detentions.