The Prosecutor's Office of Russia appealed on the decision of the North Caucasus Military District Court regarding the Crimean Tatar Ruslan Zeytullaev accused in the "Hizb ut-Tahrir case", according to journalist Anton Naumlyuk.
The Russian Prosecutor's Office claims that the mitigation of punishment from the term of 17 years required by the prosecution to the 12 years appointed by the court can take place only "in exceptional circumstances" that are allegedly lacking in the case.
Previously QHA reported that the North Caucasian Military District Court sentenced Ruslan Zeitullayev, a person involved in the Hizb ut-Tahrir case, to 12 years imprisonment in a high security penal colony.
On April 4, Ruslan Zeytullayev announced an indefinite hunger strike in protest against the unfair treatment of Crimean Tatars in the occupied Crimea. After 22 days, he stopped the hunger strike for health reasons. On May 15, the Crimean Tatar went on another hunger strike.