“Supreme Court” of occupied Crimea rejected appeal of persons involved in “Hizb ut-Tahrir case” from “second Simferopol group”. Court hearing held in closed session.
The “Supreme Court” of Crimea rejected the appeal against the extension of the preventive measure to four persons involved in the “second Simferopol group” in the “Hizb ut-Tahrir case”.
According to public association Crimean Solidarity, Yashar Muedinov, Rustem Seitkhalilov, Akim Bekirov and Seytveli Seytabliev will remain in jail until February 15, 2020.
According to lawyer Siyar Panich, he asked to read out the announcement of the decision of the “court” publicly before the start of the hearing. And although the “prosecutor” supported him, Judge Aleksey Posledov rejected his request and the entire meeting was held behind closed doors.
The lawyer also said that Akim Bekirov was transferred to a pre-trial detention center in the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don.
Yesterday, November 28, a “court” hearing on the “Hizb ut-Tahrir case” was also held to consider appeals of other defendants of the “second Simferopol group” against the decision to extend their preventive measure.
The “court” rejected the appeal of the defense and left Enver Ametov, Medzhit Abdurakhmanov, Vladlen Abdulkadyrov and Remzi Bekirov in the detention center for three months.
On November 22, the Rostov Regional Court of Russia dismissed the appeal against the extension of the preventive measure to Ruslan Suleymanov and Erfan Osmanov, two persons involved in the “second Simferopol group” in the “Hizb ut-Tahrir case”.
On November 21, the so-called “Supreme Court” of occupied Crimea also rejected the appeals of lawyers to extend the preventive measure to four persons involved in the “second Simferopol group” in the “Hizb ut-Tahrir case”: Servet Gaziev, Asan Yanikov, Shaban Umerov and Izzet Abdullaev.
On March 27, in several regions of the occupied Crimea, the Russian FSB conducted raids during which civilians were detained on charges of organizing or participating in the Hizb ut-Tahrir party, which was banned in Russia. On March 28, the Kyiv District Court of Simferopol completed the arrest procedure of all Crimean Tatar activists detained a day earlier in different regions of the illegally annexed peninsula until May 15, 2019.