Crimean “court” extended the arrest of people involved in the Hizb ut-Tahrir case until November. They denied the petition owing to having Ukrainian passports
“Kiev District Court” of Simferopol have extended the arrest of people involved in the Hizb ut-Tahrir case from the “second Simferopol group.”
According to Crimean Solidarity organization, restrictive measures of Akim Bekirov, Seitveli Seytabdiev and Asan Yanikov were extended until November 15, 2019.
The defense side requested to change the restrictive measure to house arrest. However, the “court” denied the petition referring to the fact that the defendants are citizens of Ukraine and may hide from punishment.
The lawyers Mammet Mambetov and Siyar Panich represent the defense.
All defendants are charged under the Art. 205.5, Part 2 of the Criminal Code of Russia “participation in the activities of a terrorist organization”.
Bekirov and Seytabdiev are being held in Rostov pre-trial detention center No. 1, and Yanikov – in pre-trial detention center No. 5 of Rostov-on-Don. On March 27, they were detained together with other Crimean Tatars in several areas of Crimea after the FSB raids. On March 28, “Kiev District Court” of Simferopol completed the arrest procedure of all Crimean Tatar activists detained a day earlier until May 15, 2019. In May, the term of arrest was extended for Akim Bekirova, Seitveli Seytabdiev and Asan Yanikov until August 15.