Consideration of appeal in “Hizb ut-Tahrir case” postponed again in Crimea
The “Supreme Court” of Crimea postponed the consideration of the appeal of the lawyers of the “Hizb ut-Tahrir case” (“the second Bakhchysarai group”).
According to the public association Crimean Solidarity, the court meeting was postponed to January 16, 2019.
The reason for such a decision were allegedly the wrong documents brought to the “court” at the wrong time.
An appeal against the preventive measure for Memet Belyalov, Seyran Saliev and Marlen Asanov was to be considered this morning.
Reference: On the morning of October 11, 2017 in Bakhchysarai, searches were conducted in the homes of Crimean Muslims Suleiman Asanov, Seyran Saliev (for him it was the third search), Timur Ibragimov, Server Zekeryayev, Memet Belyalov and Ernest Ametov. They were all accused of participating in the organization Hizb ut-Tahrir, which is banned in Russia.
The so-called case of Hizb ut-Tahrir has become a “hallmark” of the Russian Federal Security Service struggle against dissident Muslims in the Crimea. Under the pretext of suspicions in terrorism, calling their repressive actions a fight against extremism, Russian security forces break into homes, carry out massive illegal searches and detentions. Thus, today, in the village of Rozdolne in the north of the annexed Crimea, homes of three Crimean Tatars were searched on the contrived cause.