ROSTOV-ON-DON (QHA) -

In Rostov-on-Don, a Crimean Tatar human rights activist, involved in the contrived "Hizb ut-Tahrir case" Emir-Usein Kuku, disappeared, the lawyer of the political prisoner Sergey Loktev informed QHA.

The lawyer said that today, on July 10, he arrived to visit his client in jail. The duty officer informed the lawyer that Emir-Usein Kuku had been taken away, but did not explain where and under which circumstances.

Loktev filed an application to the head of the detention centre and hopes to see the Crimean Tatar tomorrow, July 11, as a court hearing on his case was scheduled for this day.

“The detention centre and the escort service must ensure his attendance. I doubt that he will not be brought. To do this, there must be an extremely acute reason, for example, a poor state of health," Loktev said.

Loktev did not rule out that the administration of the detention centre decided to influence the Crimean Tatar in connection with the hunger strike and not allow his defender to come to him.

Earlier, the children of Crimean Tatar political prisoner Kuku recorded a video message in support of their father. The son of the political prisoner called on those who "see this injustice not to be silent."

Activists in the occupied Crimea started recording a video in support of Emir-Usein Kuku. Thus, Alimdar Bilyalov, a member of the "Crimean Solidarity", and the mother of the Crimean Tatar Rinat Paralamov, Pakize, recorded their appeals.

On June 28, Emir-Usein Kuku went on a hunger strike to protest against fabricated cases against him and other unjustly arrested political prisoners.

QHA