Political prisoner Dzhemil Gafarov’s health worsens

October 12, 2020

The defendant in the so-called second Simferopol Hizb ut-Tahrir case, Dzhemil Gafarov, is not given the opportunity to rest and is taken out to familiarize himself with the case, where he has been kept for at least 10 hours. These actions greatly affect his health. This was reported by the Crimean Solidarity public association.

“Yesterday he said that he barely returned to the pre-trial detention center. He is talking with the employees of the pre-trial detention center, with the employees of the medical unit, asks for a paper confirming that he, as a person with a disability, cannot work. He was given this right by the state. The second group of disabilities is non-working. But he is not given the opportunity to rest and is taken out to familiarize himself with the case, where in total, together with the road back and forth, he is in a tense state for 10 hours in a row. This greatly affects his health”,- said the lawyer Lilia Hemedzhi.

We remind that on March 27, 2019, Russian security forces in the occupied Crimea carried out mass searches in 26 Crimean Tatars' dwellings. Literature was seized from some activists, which, according to Crimean Solidarity, the security forces planted themselves. In addition to books and brochures, people were confiscated phones, tablets, laptops, passports. The servicemen behaved rudely. It is reported that they used physical force against detainees and entered the houses in shoes. Lawyers who arrived at the site of the searches were not allowed to contact the detainees. According to the results of the searches, 20 people were suspected of involvement in the Hizb ut-Tahrir organization, which is banned in the Russian Federation. On March 28, three more Crimean Tatar activists were detained, in whose dwellings searches were carried out in their absence. On March 27-28, the occupation court arrested all 23 detainees after searches. They chose a preventive measure in the form of detention. Subsequently, all the individuals involved in this so-called case were repeatedly extended the terms of their arrest.