SIMFEROPOL / AQMESCIT (QHA) -

The Kremlin-controlled Supreme Court of the occupied Crimea held a meeting to consider an appeal against the extending of the arrest of five figurants of the flimsy case of Hizb ut-Tahrir.

The "court" did not satisfy the appeal and upheld the decision to extend the term of detention. Persons accused in the contrived case will remain under arrest until June 11.

The lawyer of one of the suspects, Uzeir Abdullaev, said that the activist's health had deteriorated. He noted that Abdullayev had a fever and his leg was swollen. He receives injections of antibiotics, but the occupiers refuse to report the diagnosis.

Moreover, during the court session, the so-called judge dismissed the defence's petition to allow relatives of the accused to attend the hearing, which was held in closed session.

Crimean Tatars accused under the fabricated case were not present in the "court" hall and participated in the videoconference meeting.

Earlier, on April 10, the Kremlin-controlled Supreme Court of Simferopol left the defendants in fictitious "case of Hizb ut-Tahrir" in custody.

Reference: Arrested on October 12, 2016 in the Simferopol case "Hizb ut-Tahrir" Teimur Abdullayev, Uzeir Abdullayev, Emil Dzhemadenov, Rustem Ismailov and Aider Saledinov are charged under art. 205.1 and 205.5 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation in organizing and participating in the activities of Hizb ut-Tahrir, organization recognized as terrorist in the Russian Federation.

The so-called case of Hizb ut-Tahrir has become a “hallmark” of the Russian Federal Security Service struggle against dissident Muslims in the Crimea. Under the pretext of suspicions in terrorism, calling their repressive actions a fight against extremism, Russian security forces break into homes, carry out massive illegal searches and detentions.

Source: Hromadske Radio

QHA