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A trial of Refat Alimov and Arsen Dzhepparov, Crimean Tatars accused of involvement in "Hizb ut-Tahrir" organization banned in Russia, is to be held July 1, at 10 am. 

“The appeal hearing of the case of Refat Alimov and Arsen Dzhepparov, Crimean Muslims arrested on April 18, 2016 and accused in accordance with article 205.5 P1, P2, will be held on Friday at 10 am,” reads the post on Facebook.

On April 18, 2016, Russian security forces arrested two Crimean Tatars Arsen Dzhepparov and Refat Alimov after searches in their homes in the village of Krasnokamenka (Big Yalta) in Crimea. The so-called "Crimean prosecutor" Natalia Poklonskaya said that young people were detained by Russian security forces on charges of alleged involvement in "Hizb ut-Tahrir" organization banned in Russia.

The accused Crimean Tatars were arrested for two months by the decision of the Kiev District Court of Simferopol.

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