People involved in the “Hizb ut-Tahrir” case are abused during the transportation to court in Crimea

In occupied Crimea, Supreme Court under the control of Russia dismissed the appeal for continued detainment of the four defendants in the “Hizb ut-Tahrir” case, Uzeyir Abdullayev, Teymur Abdullayev, Emil Dzhemadenov and Vadym Siruk, and left the decision of court of first instance unchanged.

As reported by Krym.Realiyi.

Dzhemadenov and both Teymur and Uzeyir Abdyllayev will be under arrest till March 11 and Siruk till February 8, 2017.

Emil Kurbedinov, Teymur Abdyllayev’s lawyer, told about threats from FSB officers towards his client and the other defendants in the case.

“Teymur had time to tell me that FSB officers transport them like logs, while lying on the floor of the bus. In most cases we are threatened with physical force if we move. In my presence investigator told Teymur not to stand up quickly from the chair, since officers can attack him”, - wrote Kurbedinov on his Facebook page.

There is also another post on his Facebook page about the abuse of other defendant, Uzeyir Abdullayev.

“Abdullayev is beaten and humiliated in predetention centre… … Uzeyir told me that when he was transported to a questioning, he was handcuffed behind his back. Officers hit him in the stomach and leg. They laid him face down on the floor of the car… Usually such “preventive measures” are carried out on the orders of the investigator (Gorbachev R.S.) and prison workers just carry out these orders”, - said in the statement.

As a reminder, on October 12 FSB officers have conducted searches in the houses of five Muslim families. After the searches five Crimean Tatars were detained, Rustem Ismailov, Uzeyir Abdullayev, Teymur Abdullayev, Emil Dzhemadenov, Eider Salediov, which are accused of involvement in the banned in Russia organization “Hizb ut-Tahrir”.

Vadym Siruk, florist from Yalta, is being detained for more than 6 months for involvement in the “Hizb ut-Tahrir” case, he was arrested on February 11, 2016.

Representatives of the International Islamic political organization “Hizb ut-Tahir” called its mission to unite all Muslim countries into an Islamic caliphate. However they reject all kinds of terroristic methods to achieve their goals and believe their organization to be unfairly subjected to persecution in Russia. Russia’s Supreme Court banned “Hizb ut-Tahir” in 2003 and included it in the list of terrorist organizations. Besides Russia, the organization is banned in countries such as Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, China and other Asian and African countries. In Germany “Hizb ut-Tahir” activities are limited due to accusations of being anti-Semitic. In Ukraine and most Western countries it can operate legally.

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