Political prisoner Teymur Abdullayev was again placed in a punishment cell

July 10, 2020

The defendant in theso-called Simferopol Hizb ut-Tahrir case, Teymur Abdullaev, was again placed in the punishment cell. He will stay in a pre-trial detention center until July 20. The Crimean Tatar Resource Center was informed about this by his wife Alime.

“But now they laughed at us and in the evening on July 5 they released Teymur into the detachment in the colony without saying a word, and early in the morning of July 6 they expelled him again to the punishment cell and sentenced him to stay there until July 20. Thus, they justified their illegal actions when they sentenced him to the next punishment”,- explained the mother of political prisoner Dilyara via her Facebook page.

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.