Russian court extended arrest of six more persons involved in Hizb ut-Tahrir case. Hearing was held in closed session.
The Taganrog city court of the Rostov region of Russia extended the arrest of four persons involved in the “Hizb ut-Tahrir case” from the “second Simferopol group,” Crimean Solidarity reports.
The period of detention was extended to Seyran Murtaza, Medzhit Abdurakhmanov, Enver Ametov and Rustem Seitkhalilov until November 14.
The court session, which was held behind closed doors, was attended by the Consul of Ukraine Ivan Zagorodny.
Meanwhile, in the city of Shakhty, Rostov Region, a local court extended a preventive measure in the form of detention to two more Crimean Tatars from the “second Simferopol group” – Yashar Muedinov and Tofik Abdulgaziev – until November 15.
On August 12, the Leninsky District Court of the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don extended the arrest for three months to four Crimean Tatars in the “Hizb ut-Tahrir case” in the so-called “Second Simferopol Group”. On August 9, three other defendants in the same “case” also got their arrest extended until November 15.
More than 20 Crimean Tatars accused in the “Hizb ut-Tahrir case” were detained on March 27 in several regions of the Crimea after the FSB raids mainly in Simferopol region (hence the name “second Simferopol group”). On March 28, the Kiev District Court of Simferopol completed the procedure for arrest of all Crimean Tatar activists until May 15, 2019, and in May their arrest was extended until August 15.
“Then the final formula will be modelled [for exchange of prisoners – Ed.]. However, as long as the verification of the majority of the exchange participants has not been carried out, it can be assumed that will be possible to exchange a little more than 200 people in total,” the message says.