In the occupied Crimea, the defendant in the so-called Hizb ut-Tahrir case Eskender Suleymanov had his detention extended

June 8, 2020

In the so-called Supreme Court of the occupied Crimea, a so-called court session was held regarding the defendant in the so-called Hizb ut-Tahrir case Eskender Suleymanov, during which he had his three-month preventive measure extended until September 15, 2020. This was reported by the Crimean Solidarity public association via its Facebook page.

“Vitalii Vlasov, an investigator of the FSB Directorate for the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol, filed a petition for an extension of the preventive measure. He indicated the alleged actions that Eskender Suleymanov supposedly could take and he doesn’t see any other measure but a detention possible in this situation. The prosecutor Korneev expectedly supported his request”,- said lawyer Rustem Kiamiliev.

We remind that on June 10, Russian security forces conducted mass searches in the dwellings of Crimean Tatars in Alushta, Bilohirsk and Simferopol. As a result, 8 people were detained on suspicion of their involvement in the Hizb ut-Tahrir organization banned in the Russian Federation. On June 10 and 11, the so-called Kyiv District Court of Simferopol chose a preventive measure in the form of detention until August 5 for the Crimean Tatars detained after searches – Riza Omerov, Enver Omerov, Ayder Dzhepparov, Eskender Suleimanov, Ruslan Nagaev, Eldar Kantimirov, Ruslan Mensutov and Lenur Khalilov.