KYIV (QHA) -

Not a single criminal-legal act in Russia related to the alleged terrorist activities of the organization "Hizb ut-Tahrir" is proved, the lawyer who deals with cases of Ukrainian citizens in the occupied Crimea Andrew Sabinin said at the press conference "Crimean hostages of the Kremlin" held  in Kiev, according to a QHA correspondent.

“The organization considered terrorist on the territory of the Russian Federation since 2003. But during this time, none of the participants has not blown or killed anyone. But according to a decision of the court, you can just take a "banned" book, read it, express an opinion and you will face criminal charges. This has happened to "Simferopol Four", and the decision on them is expectable. The members are present, though a terrorist organization in fact does not exist,” the lawyer said.

December 6, the Kiev District Court of Simferopol held a hearing on the extension of detention periods for the Crimean Muslims Teymur Abdullayev, Rustam Ismailov, Eider Saledinov, Vadim Siruk, Uzeyir Abdullayev and Emil Dzhemadenov accused of involvement in the terrorist organization Hizb ut-Tahrir. The terms of detention for another two persons involved in the "case of Hizb ut-Tahrir" Emir Usein-Kuku and Refat Alimov were extended until February 8, 2017.

The six defendants in the "Hizb ut-Tahrir" case, Emir Usein-Kuku, Refat Aliyev, Arsen Dzhepparov, Vadim Siruk, Enver Bakirov and Muslim Aliyev, currently undergo the forced stationary psychiatric examination at the hospital of Simferopol.

February 11, 2016, a wave of searches in the homes of the Crimean Tatars started in Crimea, aiming to present them as "terrorists". Then eight of the twelve detainees were released. Emir Usein Kuku, Vadim Siruk, EnvEr Bakirov and Muslim Aliyev remain in custody.

It was reported earlier that, another wave of raids was launched in Crimea on October 12. In particular, the FSB officers raided the homes of Crimean Tatars living in the settlements of Stroganovka and Kamenka of Simferopol district: Emil Dzhemadenov, Eider Saledinov, Uzeyir Abdullayev, Teymur Abdullaev and Rustem Ismailov. Following the searches all of them were taken to the FSB Directorate in Crimea. Four Crimean Tatars are charged with participation in the activities of the "Hizb ut-Tahrir" organization recognized as terrorist in Russia.

The so-called "Hizb ut-Tahrir" case has become the hallmark of the FSB struggle against Muslim dissidents in Crimea. Under the pretext of suspicion of terrorism and calling their repressive actions as struggle with extremism, the Russian security forces burst into the houses, conduct illegal searches and detentions.

QHA