Journalist Semena summoned to another interrogation

Apart from the fact that the Russian occupation authorities initiated the "Hizb ut-Tahrir case", in which four of the Crimean Tatars are accused of extremism, they are trying in every way to put pressure on free press left on the peninsula.

28 April 2016 15:12

Journalist Nikolai Semena, whose house was searched on April 19, was summoned to another interrogation. He was charged with separatism, Emil Kurbedinov, a lawyer posted on his Facebook page.

In addition, on April, 28 at 3 p.m., the "Crimean Supreme Court" is to hear an appeal in the "Hizb ut-Tahrir сase." The four Crimean Muslims: Vadim Siruk, Enver Bekirov, Muslim Aliev and Emir-Usein Kuku have been charged with terrorist activities and are kept in custody.

February, 11 a wave of searches swept through the Crimean Tatars’ houses seeking to discredit them as "terrorists". The Security Forces often 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 are involved in any extremist organization and whether they are going to Syria.

All the detainees are socially active citizens. In particular, prior to the arrest Emir Usein Kuku was engaged in human rights activities and recorded the human rights violations in Crimea.

Moreover, the occupation authorities of the Sevastopol Court accused Ferat Sayfullaev and Rustem Vaitov of involvement in Hizb ut-Tahrir, recognized as a terrorist organization in Russia, and extended their detention period for 2 months, until May, 23.

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