The defendant in the so-called Yalta Hizb ut-Tahrir case Emir-Husein Kuku is concerned about joint pain. In addition, the political prisoner had a neoplasm in the knee joint, but there wasn’t even any medical care in the pre-trial detention center. The Crimean Tatar Resource Center was informed about this by his wife Meriem.
“It’s warm now, so the kidneys are rarely bothered. The joints are an issue, however. The lawyer after the appeal said that there was a neoplasm in the knee joint. His eyesight is getting worse”,- she said.
The spouse emphasized that there wasn’t even talking about any medical care in the pre-trial detention center. “Most medicines he takes are brought there by ourselves.”
We remind that Emir-Husein Kuku, Vadim Siruk, Muslim Aliiev, Enver Bekirov, Arsen Dzhepparov and Refat Alimov are accused of participation in the organization Hizb ut-Tahrir, which is banned in the Russian Federation. They are charged with Article 205.5 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“organization of the activities of a terrorist organization and participation in it”). Later they began to impute Article 278 of the Criminal Code ("Forced seizure of power or forcible retention of power"). On October 11, during a court session in the Southern District Military Court of Rostov-on-Don, the prosecutor requested 13 to 20 years in prison for the so-called Yalta Hizb ut-Tahrir case defendants. On November 12, the Southern District Military Court in Rostov-on-Don announced the sentence. Muslim Aliiev and Enver Bekirov were sentenced to 19 and 18 years in a maximum security penal colony, Emir-Husein Kuku and Vadim Siruk – to 12 years, Refat Alimov – to 8 years, Arsen Dzhepparov – to 7 years.