Crimean Tatar Resource Center

The defendant in the so-called “Hizb ut-Tahrir case” Ayder Saledinov has been held in a punishment cell for a week - wife

1 July 2020

The figurant in the so-called “Hizb ut-Tahrir case” Ayder Saledinov, who is now being held in Penal Colony 2 of Bashkortostan in the city of Salavat, was placed in a punishment cell for seven days. The reason was the failure to come to the morning roll call because of poor health. This was reported to the Crimean Tatar Resource Center by the wife of political prisoner Guzal.

“My husband has recently spent another 7 days in a punishment cell, the reason was his absence in the morning roll call due to poor health condition . He was just ill, as I think all this time, and he has not recovered, felt bad and could not come in time. That's why  he was given 7-day punishment cell detention. In the punishment cell they gave me some kind of antibiotic and now my husband feels  much better  thanks God,” - the wife said.The political prisoner was given a phone card, and he can now make official calls.

We remind 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 Ayder 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, Uzeir 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.