Prosecutor Asks for 17 Years in High-Security Colony for the Defendant in “Hizb ut-Tahrir case” Enver Seitosmanov

December 4, 2019

On Wednesday, December 4, in the Southern District Military Court, prosecutor Igor Nadolinsky asked for 17 years in a maximum-security penal colony, with a 1-year and 6-month of supervised release for Enver Seitosmanov, a defendant in the “Hizb ut-Tahrir case”. This was reported by the “Crimean solidarity”.

“I ask to find Seitosmanov Enver Kyazimovich guilty as charged and sentence him to 17 years in a maximum-security penal colony with a 1-year and 6-month of supervised release under paragraph 1 of Article 205.5 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation,” the prosecutor said.

It is noted that after serving his sentence, for 1 year and 6 months, Enver cannot leave his house or other apartments after 9 pm until 6 am, leave the territory of the municipality, where the convict will live after serving the sentence, or change his place of residence. He must also come to register twice a month with specialized authorities.

Previously, on July 4, 2019, the North Caucasian District Military Court extended the detention of Enver Seitosmanov until December 20, 2019.

Earlier, the Russian investigation tightened the accusation for Seitosmanov from the second part of article 205.5 of the Criminal Code ("participation in the activities of a terrorist organization") to the first part ("organization of the activities of a terrorist organization").

On May 10, 2018, in the village of Orlinoye, Sevastopol, Russian security officials conducted a search in the household of two siblings, Ernest Seitosmanov and Enver Seitosmanov. The first was released after interrogation, and Enver was arrested on suspicion of involvement in the Hizb-ut-Tahrir organization, which is banned in Russia. For more than a year he has been illegally detained. During this period, the right to a due process and the physical and mental health care were repeatedly denied him.