BAKHCHISARAI (QHA) -

In the morning February 16, brother of Mustafa Dzhemilev Asan received a summons, implying he should arrive for questioning today as a witness in the Bakhchsarai FSB department. Asan’s wife Edie Dzhemileva shared this information with the Centre for Human Rights.

According to her, today two other persons, Mustafa Mustafayev and Musa Tatarov, who are also members of the national movement of the Crimean Tatars, were summoned as well.

Edie pointed that the 80-year-old Asan Dzhemilev received summons urging to arrive the same day.

The Deputy Head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ilmi Umerov in his commentary to QHA reported that the interrogation for Asan-aga re-scheduled from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

On his Facebook page Umerov wrote that occupation security services are looking for new evidence to accuse the Crimean Tatars in the "Hizb ut-Tahrir" case.

“FSB officers were interested in the connection between the activists from the sixth Bakhchisarai district with the organizers of one of the Muslim feasts in the period of preparation for the event activists in 2015. The presented video materials showed the defendants in the so-called "Hizb ut-Tahrir" case apart from the local activists. Apparently, the FSB are looking for additional arguments for the prosecution ...”

February 17, the Kremlin-controlled Supreme Court of the Crimea is to consider appeals against the extension of arrest for Muslim Aliev, Emir Usein-Kuku and Vadim SIruk. The appeal by the lawyer Emil Kurbedinov against the decision of the court to extend the detention of persons involved in the "Yalta Four" is to be considered as well.

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