Political prisoner Teymur Abdullaev was transferred to detention chamber in prison hospital

December 13, 2022

Teymur Abdullaev, a defendant in the Hizb ut-Tahrir case in Simferopol, is in the Salavat medical correctional facility with suspected tuberculosis. It was reported by the Crimean Solidarity.

Now he has already had an X-ray, which did not reveal changes in the lungs, now the defendant is awaiting the results of the tests.

Abdullaev was immediately placed in the punishment cell of the hospital upon arrival. Reasons were not given. It is not known whether the term of his sanction, which is already coming to an end, will be extended.

Relatives of the political prisoner link Teymur's medical problems with his regular stay in the punishment cell of the colony. For 9 months of 2021, Crimean political prisoners were placed in the detention chamber 27 times, Abdullaev occupies a third of this statistics – during this time he was placed in the detention chamber 10 times.

We remind you that on October 12, 2016, Russian security forces in the village of Strohonivka of Simferopol region arrested five representatives of the indigenous Crimean Tatar people – Uzeir Abdullaev, Teymur Abdullaev, Rustem Ismailov, Emil Dzhemadenov and Aider Saledinov as a result of mass searches. They were accused of participating in the Hizb ut-Tahrir organization banned in the Russian Federation and charged with article 205.5 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (organizing the activities of a terrorist organization and participating in it).

On June 18, 2019, the North Caucasian District Military Court of the Russian Federation sentenced the so-called Simferopol Hizb ut-Tahrir case defendants: Teymur Abdullaev to 17 years in a maximum security penal colony with a probation term of 1 year and 6 months, Rustem Ismailov – to 14 years, Uzeyir Abdullaev – to 13 years, Ayder Saledinov and Emil Dzhemadenov – to 12 years.

On December 24, 2019, the Supreme Court in Moscow reduced the terms of imprisonment of the so-called Simferopol Hizb ut-Tahrir case defendants by 6 months.