Nabi Rakhimov Posthumously Found Guilty of Attempt on Life

March 2, 2023

Nabi Aiub Rakhimov, who was shot dead by servicemen during his detention in Simferopol in 2021, was found guilty of an attempt on the life of officers of the UFSB of Crimea. It is reported by the Investigative Committee of the Crimea.

Russian authorities claim that Rakhimov has been a member of Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami since 1990.

“Having arrived on the peninsula, from April 2017 to May 2021, on the territory of the Sovietske district and in Simferopol, he recruited people, persuaded and attracted them to this organization. In May 2021, a man planned to commit a terrorist attack in crowded places, for which he illegally acquired two improvised explosive devices and firearms. However, he could not bring his intention to the end, because his criminal activities were stopped by the employees of the CSP of the FSB of Russia. The attacker died during the provision of armed resistance to them”,- writes the occupational Investigative Committee of Crimea.

The Southern District Military Court of the city of Rostov-on-Don found him posthumously guilty of committing crimes under Part 2 of Art. 205.5 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (participation in the activities of an organization that, in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation, is recognized as terrorist), part 1.1 of Art. 205.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (declination, recruitment and other involvement of a person in the commission of crimes), part 1 of Art. 30 h. 1 tbsp. 205 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (preparation for a terrorist act), part 1 of Art. 222.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (illegal acquisition, storage and carrying of explosive devices), art. 317 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (encroachment on the life of a law enforcement officer).

We remind you that on May 11, in the occupied Crimea, in the village of Zavitne, Russian security forces came to the house of Nabi Rakhimov. His wife and two children were in the house. The woman Sokhiba Burkhanova was taken to the migration department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the Soviet District, where a protocol was drawn up for violating the regime of residence in the Russian Federation. The court decided to deport the woman.

Later, the Russian security forces decided to conduct a search in Simferopol, in the Dubky microdistrict, where Nabi Rakhimov was probably located. During this search, the man was shot dead.

In addition, the occupants detained Seidamet Hafarov, the owner of the house where Rakhimov lived. The man was brought to his place of residence in the Ak-Mechet microdistrict, and a search was conducted there. He was also taken to the Russian Investigative Committee for interrogation.