Court in Russia Left Under Arrest Defendants of Yalta “Hizb ut-Tahrir case”

September 25, 2019

On Wednesday, September 25, the North Caucasian District Military Court in Rostov-on-Don left the defendants of Yalta “Hizb ut-Tahrir case” until December 18, 2019. This was reported by the “Crimean Solidarity” organization.

During the court hearing, the defendant of the “case”, Vadim Siruk, believes that this charge is unlawful and ungrounded.

"There have never been terrorists or terrorism in Crimea, apart from the current state terrorism against indigenous people and all dissenters, as it is precisely the security forces that employ threats, torture and other methods of hybrid deportation of the Crimean Tatar people," said Siruk.

Another defendant, Emir-Huseyn Kuku, noted that in Crimea, the pressure started with the so-called referendum, against dissenters, those who have different opinions, those who "did not bend" to the authorities.

Previously, Emir-Huseyn Kuku, Vadim Siruk, Muslim Aliev, Enver Bekirov, Arsen Dzhepparov, and Refat Alimov were accused of participation in the organization Hizb ut-Tahrir banned in the Russian Federation. They were charged with article 205.5 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“organization and participation in terrorist activities”). Later they were charged with article 278 of the Criminal Code ("Forced seizure and retention of power").