Political Prisoner Ferat Sayfullaev Sent Letter from Russian Prison

September 2, 2019

Political prisoner, the defendant of Sevastopol “Hizb ut-Tahrir case”, Ferat Sayfullaev, who is unlawfully sentenced to five years in a Russian prison, sent a letter, in which he thanks all activist for their attention and support. This is reported on Facebook page “Ukrainas atbalsta biedrība/Товариство підтримки України”.

“I was glad to receive your letter, a beautiful postcard, and congratulations. Thank you for your attention and for devoting your time to organize a support campaign. I am grateful that you are raising awareness about the current situation. Dynamic life and self-development is a quality of intelligent, active and positive people. I wish you well-being and luck in all your personal and social endeavors. With warmest regards”, wrote Sayfullaev in his letter to Ukrainian activist Tatjana Lazda.

Political prisoner, the defendant of “Hizb ut-Tahrir case”, Ferat Sayfullaev, is unlawfully held in prison for over four years. He was detained by Russian security forces in the occupied Crimea on 2 April 2015 and was later transported to Russia together with other defendants of this “case”. He was accused of participating in “Hizb ut-Tahrir”, the organization currently banned in Russia. A Russian court sentenced him to five years in a general penal colony. Presently, he is doing his term in the colony №17 in Kirov region.