The defendant in the so-called Hizb ut-Tahrir case Remzi Bekirov had a complaint about the extension of the arrest period rejected

October 21, 2020

On Tuesday, October 20, the Third Court of Appeal of General Jurisdiction of the city of Sochi rejected the appeal of the defense of the defendant in the so-called second Simferopol Hizb ut-Tahrir case Remzi Bekirov to extend his term of detention.

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.