SIMFEROPOL / AQMESCIT (QHA) -
From tomorrow, all Crimean Muslims in the so-called case of "Hizb ut-Tahrir", in addition to charges of terrorism under article 205.5 will begin laid a new article: Article. 278 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation "Violent capture of power or violent deduction of power," lawyer Emil Kurbedinov informed on his Facebook page.
 
Accused of the article are to be punished by imprisonment for a term of twelve to twenty years.
 
“The Supreme Court of Russia abolished a "too mild sentence" for Ruslan Zeytullaev, made use of forced-punitive psychiatry and now pinning  to the indigenous people of Crimea - Crimean Tatars, Muslims of Crimea, a label of dangerous criminals, intending to seize power in Russia apart from the label of terrorists. These are all links of one chain in the sick minds of the RF security services and the worsening of the political reality of Russia,” he wrote.
 
In his commentary to QHA, Emil Kurbedinov noted that has not yet been able to become familiar with the basis for new charges against his clients.
 
The lawyer is outraged that the representatives of the indigenous people of Crimea are today accused by those "who in February 2014, wearing masks and carrying sniper rifles, seized administrative buildings of Crimea; the ones who entered the Peninsula with the "Tigers", armored vehicles and other military equipment and then announced that we now live in a different country. "
 
According to the lawyer Emile Kurbedinov, the case of "Hizb ut-Tahrir" already counts 19 prisoners and includes three criminal cases.
The first and the third cases involve four defendants, and six people are judged in the second. Another case is not legally filed, though five people are charged and kept in custody.
 
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