Religious literature confiscated from political prisoner Riza Omerov

June 9, 2022

Political prisoner Riza Omerov, who was sentenced to 13 years in prison, is in a prison in the city of Minusinsk in the Krasnoyarsk Region. Upon arrival, religious literature was confiscated from him.

Religious literature was confiscated from Riza Omerov upon arrival, as well as all letters with words of support from people at large.

We remind that on June 10, Russian security forces carried out mass searches in the dwellings of the Crimean Tatars in Alushta, Bilohirsk and Simferopol. As a result, 8 people were detained on suspicion of involvement in the Hizb ut-Tahrir organization banned in the Russian Federation. On June 10 and 11, the so-called Kyiv District Court of Simferopol chose a preventive measure in the form of detention until August 5 for the Crimean Tatars detained after searches – Riza Omerov, Enver Omerov, Ayder Dzhepparov, Eskender Suleymanov, Ruslan Nagaev, Eldar Kanimirov, Ruslan Mesutov and Lenur Khalilov. Subsequently, the occupants have repeatedly extended the measure of restraint for political prisoners. On January 12, the Southern District Military Court in Rostov-on-Don announced the verdict of the defendants in the so-called Bilohirsk Hizb ut-Tahrir case. Enver Omerov was sentenced to 18 years, Ayder Dzhepparov to 17 years, Riza Omerov to 13 years in prison.