Today, the Kiev District Court of Simferopol city is to hold hearings on the extension of the detention period of three defendants in the "Hizb ut-Tahrir case" – the citizens of the city of Yalta, Emir Usein Kuku, Muslum Aliyev and Arsen Dzhepparov, Head of the Central Election Commission of the Kurultay of the Crimean Tatar People, Zair Smedlyaev reported on Facebook.
Emir Usein Kuku is to be tried at 11.00 a.m., Muslim Aliyev- at 12.00 p.m., while Arsen Dzhepparov - at 3.00 p.m. The trials of Vadim Siruk and Refat Alimov are scheduled to be held September, 6.
September 6, at 9.30 a.m. the so-called "Supreme Court" of the Crimea will also continue hearings in the case of Ahtem Chiygoz accused in the "February 26 case."
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 engage in any extremist organization and are going to Syria.
Eight of the twelve detainees have already been released, while Emir Usein Kuku, Vadim Siruk, Enver Bekirov and Muslim Aliyev are still being held in custody. All of them were socially active citizens. In particular, prior to being arrested Emir Usein Kuku was engaged in human rights activities, recorded the human rights violations in the Crimea.