The so-called Hizb ut-Tahrir case defendant Eskender Abdulhaniev was denied medical assistance for 10 days – lawyer

January 9, 2020

On Thursday, January 9, during a court hearing on the so-called Krasnogvardeyskoye Hizb ut-Tahrir case, lawyer Lilya Gemedzhi said that for 10 days political prisoner Eskender Abdulhaniev suffered from a toothache, and the only thing done in the detention center was the tooth removal. This was reported by the Crimean solidarity media group.

For 10 days he suffered from a toothache, and the only thing they did in the pre-trial detention center was the tooth removal. All this time Abdulhaniev was in pain, he had a fever. I consider these conditions as torture, which contradict the Criminal Procedure Code of the Russian Federation, as well as international standards. The administration of the pre-trial detention center should respond to this case”, – Gemedzhi claimed.

Earlier it became known that officers of the Federal Penitentiary Service received an order to transfer the individuals involved in the so-called case to the mainland of Russia in the nearest future, since on January 20, 2020 a substantive hearing is planned in Rostov-on-Don.

We remind that on February 14, 2019, Russian security forces conducted regular searches in the dwellings of Crimean Tatars in the village of October in Krasnogvardeyskoye district. Three men were detained and taken to the FSB. Criminal proceedings were instituted 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 so-called Kyiv District Court of Simferopol arrested Eskender Abdulhaniev, Rustem Emiruseinov and Arsen Abkhairov detained after a search of the Crimean Tatars on suspicion of their membership in the Hizb ut-Tahrir organization, which is banned in Russia.

On November 6, the so-called Kyiv District Court of Simferopol extended the detention of all individuals involved in the so-called Krasnogvardeyskoye Hizb ut-Tahrir case. Eskender Abdulhaniev, Rustem Emiruseinov and Arsen Abkhairov will remain in jail until January 13, 2020.