Prosecutor in occupied Crimea requested a record prison term for six Muslims involved in “Hizb ut-Tahrir case” - for a total of almost 100 years in prison

Марина ПищулинаQHA media
11 October 2019, 14:24
Марина ПищулинаQHA media
11 October 2019, 14:24

98 and a half years of imprisonment - the prosecutor of the Southern District Military Court of the Russian Federation requested such a punishment in total to all the persons involved in the “Hizb ut-Tahrir case” from the so-called “Yalta group”.

Lawyer Edem Semedlyaev informed public association Crimean Solidarity on the prosecutor’s request.

According to the lawyer, the prosecution requested such a sentence during today's court debate.

In particular, two people involved in the “case” - Muslim Aliyev and Inver Bekirov - are required to be recognized as “organizers of a terrorist organization” and imprisoned for 20 and 20 and a half years, respectively, and the other four persons - Arsen Dzhepparov, Refat Alimov, Emir-Usein Kuku and Vadim Siruk - as members of a terrorist group (punishable by 13 and a half to 15 years in prison).

Прокурор в прениях попросил суд признать Ялтинских ребят виновными и назначить им наказание:- Алиеву Муслиму - по ч.1...

Опубліковано Эдемом Семедляевим Пʼятниця, 11 жовтня 2019 р.

According to the Russian human rights center Memorial, over the past 16 years in Russia and in the illegally annexed Crimea, 239 people have been arrested under the Hizb ut-Tahrir cases, 171 of them have already been convicted.

Criminal cases against members of Hizb ut-Tahrir have become the hallmark of the FSB’s struggle with dissident Muslims in Crimea. The Hizb ut-Tahrir case is one of the most high-profile and voluminous in terms of the number of defendants. Dozens of Crimean Muslims are arrested on suspicion of participation in this Islamic party.

All persons involved in Hizb ut-Tahrir are charged with organizing or participating in a terrorist cell (parts 1 and 2 of Article 205.5 of the Criminal Code, respectively, the punishment provides for up to life imprisonment for “organization” and up to 20 years for “participation”).

Arsen Dzhepparov, Refat Alimov, Emir-Usein Kuku, Muslim Aliyev, Inver Bekirov and Vadim Siruk were detained in February-April 2016 in occupied Yalta. They are accused of involvement in the Islamic political organization Hizb ut-Tahrir which is banned in Russia.