The hearing on the complaint by the Crimean Tatar activist and human rights defender Emir-Usein Kuku has been rescheduled in annexed Crimea. The reason voiced is the lack of Internet access, “Crimean political prisoners” Community reported on Facebook.
- Due to the lack of Internet access, the hearing on the Emir-Usein Kuku’s complaint has been rescheduled for August 3, 2016 2.00 p.m., reads a statement.
July, 28 the Kiev District Court of Simferopol was to consider the complaint filed by Vadim Siruk and Emir-Usein Kuku against the FSB investigator's refusal to provide them with a copy of the decision under which they are to undergo the complex linguistic and theological forensic assessment, as well as the refusal to familiarize them with the case materials.
As the lawyer Alexander Popkov reported earlier, the defendants in the "Hizb ut-Tahrir case" – Emir-Usein Kuku, Vadim Siruk and Refat Alimov have been transferred to a detention facility in the city of Simferopol as "dangerous suspects".
February, 11 a wave of searches swept the Crimean Tatars’ houses in order to discredit them as "terrorists". Often the security forces acted aggressively – broke windows and forcibly took away people. During the interrogation, the detainees were asked whether they or their friends are terrorists, whether they engage in any extremist organization and are going to Syria.
Eight of twelve detainees have already been released, while Emir Usein Kuku, Vadim Siruk, Enver Bekirov and Muslim Aliyev are still being held in custody. A hearing in the case of the detainees is to be held today. In particular, prior to being arrested Emir-Usein Kuku was engaged in human rights activities recording the cases of human rights violations in Crimea.