Three Defendants in Krasnogvardeyskoye “Hizb ut-Tahrir case” Are Transported to the Russian Federation

January 9, 2020

On Thursday, January 9, the Southern District Military Court in Rostov-on-Don held a court hearing in the Krasnogvardeyskoye “Hizb ut-Tahrir case”, during which the officers of the Federal Penitentiary Service received orders to transfer defendants to the mainland Russia in the nearest future because the next hearing is scheduled on January 20, 2019 in Rostov-on-Don. This was reported to The Crimean Tatar Resource Center by the spouse of Rustem Emiruseinov Alie.

“The transfer is the most difficult time, as we can see from the previous transfers. The transportation itself is very hard, very difficult. They are transported in narrow cells, the road is 600 km long, the first stop is 10 minutes. But the most terrible thing for families ones being completely unaware when our relatives will no longer be registered in the pre-trial detention center in Simferopol, but will not yet be delivered to the next institutions. And if something happens to them, no one will know about it," said the spouse.

Earlier, on November 6, the Kyiv district “court” of Simferopol extended the detention for all defendants in the Krasnogvardeyskoye “Hizb ut-Tahrir case”. Eskender Abdulhaniev, Rustem Emiruseinov and Arsen Abkhairov will remain in jail until January 13, 2020.

Previously, on February 14, 2019, Russian security forces conducted searches in the households of Crimean Tatars in the village Oktyabrskoye Krasnogvardeyskoye district. Three men were detained and taken to the FSB. Criminal proceedings were initiated against them on suspicion of organizing and participating in the activities of the Hizb ut-Tahrir organization banned in the Russian Federation.

On February 15, the Kiev district “court” of Simferopol arrested Eskender Abdulhaniev, Rustem Emiruseinov and Arsen Abkhairov, detained after a search, on suspicion of participating in the Hizb ut-Tahrir organization, which is banned in Russia.