Server Mustafayev, Defendant of “Hizbut-Tahrir case”, Kept in Complete Isolation for Month and a Half

October 28, 2019

Server Mustafayev, the defendant of the second Bakhchysarai “Hizb ut-Tahrir case” has been kept for a month and a half in complete isolation, in twin-cell in Krasnodar pre-trial detention center. This is to exert moral and psychological pressure on him. This was reported by the Crimean Solidarityorganization with reference to his spouse.

“Everyone, except my husband and Timur Ibrahimov, has been already transferred to Rostov-on-Don pre-trial detention center №1. Server was kept in a twin cell size 2*2 meters for a month and a half now. He is completely isolated, alone. This is to exert moral and psychological pressure on him”, the message says.

Mustafayev’s wife notes that on October 9, his lawyer Lilia Gemedzhi visited Server. While his condition is satisfactory, it is clear that spending so much time in such a small cell alone is very difficult.

"The conditions in the cell are terrible. There is practically no water. There is a hole in the floor out of which the sewage erupts from time to time. Food is served every other day and contains pork. The cell window opens the view with trash outside. As there are not enough courtyards for all prisoners, we are taken out for only 30 minutes of walk”, Server Mustafayev writes in his diary (letters).

Maye Mustafayeva added that court hearing is scheduled for October 29, 2019, in Rostov-on-Don but, since the two defendants have not yet been delivered, it is postponed to November.

“We only hope that justice will prevail and my husband and all other innocent convicts will soon be free,” the spouse emphasized.

Previously, on May 21, 2018, Russian security forces raided the homes of activists of the Crimean Solidarity organization in occupied Crimea and detained Server Mustafayev and Edem Smailov. They are accused of participating in the organization Hizb ut-Tahrir, which is banned on the territory of the Russian Federation.

On December 14, 2018, Server Mustafayevwas sent to a psychiatric hospital “for examination”. Mustafayev himself called his placement in a psychiatric hospital "punitive psychiatry."

In February 2019, Mustafayev was accused of spreading, studying and propagating extremist ideology.

On June 6, 2019, the Supreme “court” of Crimea extended the detention of the defendants of the second Bakhchysarai “Hizb ut-Tahrir case”. Marlen Asanov, Ernest Ametov, Timur Ibrahimov, Server Mustafayev, and Edem Smailov will remain in detention until August 9.