Six arrested in the case of "Hizb ut-Tahrir" are threatened with compulsory inpatient psychiatric examination, according to the lawyer Emil Kurbedinov, who noted that today one of his clients Vadim Siruk was handed a corresponding resolution by the FSB investigator.
Appart from Vadim Siruk, other persons involved in the case on "Yalta group" are listed in the resolution. They are Inver Bakirov, Emir Usein Kuku, Muslim Aliyev, Arsen Dzhepparov and Refat Alimov.
Kurbedinov said that prisoners’ position is simple: It is a sign of solidarity with Ilmi Umerov who had already experienced punitive psychiatry imposed by occupation "authorities".
They also believe that imposing psychiatric examination has no legal basis, and this is done only for hedging the investigation.
“These actions of the investigators humiliate the dignity and reputation; during the outpatient examination detainees refused to answer questions relating to the case, so they were assigned coercive stationary examination implying placement in a psychiatric hospital” the lawyer wrote on his Facebook page.
February 11, 2016, a wave of searches in the homes of the Crimean Tatars started in Crimea. Eight of the twelve detainees were released. Emir Usein Kuku, Vadim Siruk, Enver Bakirov and Muslim Aliyev remain in custody. All of them were socially active citizens. In particular, prior to the detention, Emir Usein Kuku conducted the work to protect the victims of harassment collecting information about the missing and detained Crimean Tatars and Ukrainians in the occupied peninsula.
Refat Alimov and Arsen Dzhepparov were arrested by the security forces on April 18, 2016.
The so-called case of "Hizb ut-Tahrir" has become the hallmark of the FSB struggle against Muslim dissidents in Crimea. The security forces break into the houses, conducted illegal searches and detentions under the pretext of suspicion of terrorism and calling their repressive operations combating extremism.