Two defendants in the so-called Simferopol Hizb ut-Tahrir case held in jail

June 8, 2020

The so-called Hizb ut-Tahrir case defendant Teymur Abdullaev had once again his term of detention in the punishment cell extended – until June 20, and Uzeir Abdullaev was placed in a pre-trial detention center for the third time. The mother of political prisoners, Dilyara Abdullaeva, announced this via her Facebook page.

“I am so sorry. Teymur was prolonged the detention in the punishment cell until June 20, and now Uzeir is being placed in the pre-trial detention center for the third time. Both of my sons are in detention. And I have only two of them …”,- the message says.

We remind that on October 12, 2016, Russian security forces in the village of Strohonivka of Simferopol region arrested five representatives of the indigenous Crimean Tatar people – Uzeir Abdullaev, Teymur Abdullaev, Rustem Ismailov, Emil Dzhemadenov and Ayder Saledinov as a result of mass searches. They were accused of participating in the Hizb ut-Tahrir organization banned in the Russian Federation and charged with article 205.5 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“organizing the activities of a terrorist organization and participating in it”).

On June 18, 2019, the North Caucasian District Military Court of the Russian Federation sentenced the so-called Simferopol Hizb ut-Tahrir case defendants: Teymur Abdullaev to 17 years in a maximum security penal colony with a probation term of 1 year and 6 months, Rustem Ismailov – to 14 years, Uzeir Abdullaev – to 13 years, Ayder Saledinov and Emil Dzhemadenov – to 12 years.

On December 24, 2019, the Supreme Court in Moscow reduced the terms of imprisonment of the so-called Simferopol Hizb ut-Tahrir case defendants by 6 months.