Either a punishment cell, or a cell with strict conditions of detention: the occupants decided to completely isolate political prisoner Teymur Abdullaev

October 7, 2020

The defendant in theso-called Simferopol Hizb ut-Tahrir case, Teymur Abdullaev, was again transferred from the punishment cell, where he was held for about 6 months, to a cell with strict conditions of detention. The Crimean Tatar Resource Center was informed about this by his wife Alime, adding that a political prisoner is always held either in a punishment cell or in a cell with strict conditions of detention – he has no other choice.

“A few days ago, the consul of Ukraine in Moscow visited my spouse. He said that on September 15 my husband was transferred from the punishment cell to the cell with strict conditions of detention. As a result, it turned out that my husband had been in the punishment cell for a total of 6 months”,- she said.

Alime noted that her husband simply has no choice: either the punishment cell or the cell with strict conditions of detention. In addition, he cannot make official calls as “the phone is broken.” The spouse believes that in this way the invaders want to completely isolate the political prisoner from everyone and everything.

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.