Muratov, a defendant in the so-called Hizb ut-Tahrir case, remains under arrest

October 28, 2020

On Tuesday, October 27, the so-called Supreme Court of the occupied Crimea rejected the lawyer’s appeal against the extension of the preventive measure for the defendant in the so-called Hizb ut-Tahrir case Zekirya Muratov, who was detained during the July 7 mass searches.

We remind that on July 7, Russian security forces conducted mass searches in the dwellings of the Crimean Tatars in the Bakhchisaray, Krasnohvardiiske and Simferopol districts of the occupied Crimea. Seven people were detained. All were taken to the FSB headquarters in Simferopol. On July 7, the so-called Kyiv District Court of Simferopol sent  Oleksandr Syzykov  , a disabled individual of the first group, under house arrest. On July 8, the so-called Kyiv District Court of the occupied Crimea chose a measure of restraint for Ismet Ibrahimov, Zekirya Muratov,  Vadym Bektemyrov  , Emil Ziyadinov, Alim Sufyanov and  Seyran Khairetdynov   in the form of detention.