The defendants in the so-called Krasnohvardiiske Hizb ut-Tahrir case consider all the charges to be fabricated

October 20, 2020

The defendants in the so-called Krasnohvardiiske Hizb ut-Tahrir case, who have already been asked for sentences ranging from 16 to 18 years in strict regime colony, said during the debate that all charges against them were illegal and fabricated. This was reported by the Crimean Solidarity public association.

“Considering what I was detained for, FSB officers can jail any Muslim using a hidden witness”,- the defendant Rustem Emiruseinov claims, adding that this case is a persecution of all Muslims”,- quoted Crimean Solidarity.

Eskender Abdulhaniev added that talk about Islam has already become terrorism. He believes that the fight is not with criminals, but with Muslims. The so-called case itself is fabricated and illegal.

We remind that on February 14, 2019, Russian security forces conducted searches in the dwellings of Crimean Tatars in the village of Oktiabrske of Krasnohvardiisk district. Three men were detained and taken to the FSB. Criminal proceedings were instituted against them on suspicion of organizing and participating in the activities of the Hizb ut-Tahrir organization banned in the Russian Federation.

On February 15, the so-called Kyiv District Court of Simferopol arrested Eskender Abdulhaniev, Rustem Emiruseinov and Arsen Abkhairov detained after a search of the Crimean Tatars on suspicion of membership in the Hizb ut-Tahrir organization, which was banned in Russia.