The mother of the defendant in the so-called second Bakhchisaray Hizb ut-Tahrir case Server Mustafayev, who was sentenced to 14 years, was summoned to the so-called police department because of a single picket in support of her son. Mother of Server, Venera Mustafayeva told the Crimean Tatar Resource Center about this.
“On September 15, 2020 at 16:30, I went to a single picket – to express my objection and disagreement with the upcoming verdict of the second Bakhchisarai group, including my son, Server Mustafayev. During the hour and a half that I stood there, not a single law enforcement officer approached me. But yesterday, a week later, our district police officer came to us. First he came to our home, but due to the fact that I was at work, he came to my work. After introducing himself, he gave me a summons for September 22 , at 13:30. He explained that this visit is be connected with my picket”,- she 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 Bakhchysarai 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 Hizb ut-Tahrir case. Marlen Asanov was sentenced to 19 years in a strict regime colony, Memet Belyalov – to 18, Timur Ibrahimov – to 17, Seyran Saliiev – to 16, Server Mustafayev – to 14, Server Zakiryaev and Edem Smailov – to 13. Ernest Ametov was found innocent and released in the courtroom.