Political prisoner Teymur Abdullaev has been detained in a punishment cell for 115 days

June 24, 2020

The defendant in the so-called Simferopol Hizb ut-Tahrir case Teymur Abdullaev has been held in a punishment cell for 115 days for far-fetched reasons. The mother of political prisoner Dilyara Abdullaeva appealed to the Public Monitoring Commission of the Republic of Bashkortostan with a request to check the physical condition of her son. She reported this via her Facebook page.

Dilyara Abdullaeva sent a telegram to the PMC of Bashkortostan with a request to check the physical condition of the political prisoner, check the conditions of him serving the sentence, food, temperature and “for what violations he was sent to the punishment cell, where he has already been detained for 4 months.”

“During the audit, I ask you to directly clarify the presence of my son’s complaints, verify compliance with his rights, verify the legitimacy of my son’s expulsion to the punishment cell from the administration, what is the reason for this biased attitude and what is the purpose of the detention in the punishment cell – to literary rot there”,- She emphasized.

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.