State Department spokesman Morgan Ortagus, commenting on the decision of the invaders in the so-called second Bakhchisaray Hizb ut-Tahrir case, called on the Russian Federation to immediately release all Ukrainians whom it is unfairly holding. She reported this on her Facebook page.
“Russia continues to violate international norms on the Ukrainian Crimean peninsula. We call on Russia and its protégés to immediately release all Ukrainians whom it unfairly detains, to end its abuses on the peninsula and to return full control over Crimea to Ukraine”,- the statement said.
We remind that on October 11, 2017, in the city of Bakhchisaray, the invaders carried out mass searches in 6 dwellings of Crimean Tatars – Marlen Asanov, Seiran Saliiev, Timur Ibrahimov, Memet Belyalov, Ernest Ametov, Server Zakiryaev. Everyone was detained. They were charged under Article 205.5 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation “Participation in the activities of an organization which, in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation, is recognized as terrorist”.
On May 21, 2018, Russian security forces raided the dwellings of activists of the Crimean Solidarity public association in the occupied Crimea, as a result of which Server Mustafayev and Edem Smailov were detained. They were also accused of their membership in Hizb ut-Tahrir organisation, which is prohibited on the territory of the Russian Federation.
In February 2019, a criminal case was opened against eight individuals involved in the so-called second Bakhchisaray Hizb ut-Tahrir case – Marlen Asanov, Seiran Saliiev, Timur Ibrahimov, Memet Belyalov, Ernest Ametov, Server Zakiryaev, Server Mustafayev and Edem Smailov (“Violent seizure of power or violent retention of power”).
On March 5, it became known that the two defendants in the so-called second Bakhchysaray Hizb ut-Tahrir case – Timur Ibrahimov and Memet Belyalov – had their charge tightened from part two of Article 205.5 of the Criminal Code (“participation in the activities of a terrorist organization”) to the part one (“organization of the activities of a terrorist organization”).
On September 16, the Southern District Military Court in Rostov-on-Don announced the verdict to the defendants in the second so-called Bakhchisaray