The defendant in “Hizb ut-Tahrir case” Amet Suleymanov was indicted

March 24, 2020

The defendant in the third Bakhchisaray “Hizb ut-Tahrir case” Amet Suleymanov, who was detained as a result of mass searches on March 11, was indicted. The political prisoner is under house arrest and does not intend to hide. This was reported by “Crimean solidarity”.

"The investigation indicted my client Amet Suleymanov. We received an indictment and a sample of my client’s handwriting. During the search, somewhere outside the house, the investigators seized a piece of paper with the text that allegedly pertains to the criminal case," said lawyer Lilia Hemedzhi.

The lawyer noted that Amet repeatedly stated that books had been planted on him during the search, that he had nothing to do with the note. He is under house arrest and does not intend to hide.

Previously, on March 11, Russian security officials raided the houses of Crimean Tatars in Bakhchisaray and the Bakhchisaray district. Searches were conducted in the households of Seytumer Seytumerov, Shukri Seitumerov, Amet Suleymanov, Seydamet Mustafayev, Rustem Seitmemetov, and Ayder Suleymanov. Several activists were detained. On March 12, the Kyiv district “court” of Simferopol sent Amet Suleymanov under the house arrest. On March 13, the Kyiv district “court” issued detention in custody. Osman and Seytumer Seytumerov and Rustem Seitmemetov will remain in jail until May 10, 2020.