Political prisoner Eskender Abdulhaniev went on hunger strike twice

October 19, 2022

Eskender Abdulhaniev, a defendant in the so-called Krasnohvardiiske Hizb ut-Tahrir case, went on a hunger strike twice during a transfer to a correctional colony in the Vladimir region in protest against the inhumane conditions of detention. It was reported by the Crimean Solidarity.


It is noted that in the correctional colony Eskender cannot eat food cooked there for religious reasons. His daily diet includes instant noodles, which he buys with money donated by his family.

The political prisoner did not complain about his health, but said that there were problems with his teeth in the colony – they began to crumble and the man had already lost three teeth.

We remind you that on February 14, 2019, Russian security forces conducted searches in the dwellings of Crimean Tatars in the village of Oktiabrske of Krasnohvardiiske 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.

On November 3, the Southern District Military Court in Rostov-on-Don announced the verdict to the defendants in the so-called Krasnohvardiiske Hizb ut-Tahrir case. Rustem Emiruseinov was sentenced to 17 years behind bars, Arsen Abkhairov – to 13, and Eskender Abdulhaniev – to 12. Political prisoners are forced to serve the first two years in prison.