Political prisoner Muslim Aliev was transferred to a colony in the Russian Federation

September 10, 2020

The defendant in the so-called Yalta Hizb ut-Tahrir case Muslim Aliev, who was diagnosed with a coronavirus infection, was transferred to a Russian colony in the Republic of Bashkortostan. This was reported by the Crimean Solidarity public association.

“I called to the pre-trial detention center # 1 in the city of Ufa, where he was in transit for some time, to find out where my husband is now. I was connected to a special department and an employee of the remand prison said that he had left to serve his sentence in penal colony # 2 in Salavat”,- the wife of the political prisoner said.

We remind that Emir-Huseyn Kuku, Vadim Siruk, Muslim Aliev, 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 Aliev and Enver Bekirov were sentenced to 19 and 18 years in a maximum security penal colony, Emir-Huseyn Kuku and Vadim Siruk – to 12 years, Refat Alimov – to 8 years, Arsen Dzhepparov – to 7 years.