Political prisoner Riza Omerov is forced to celebrate his 35th birthday in the dungeons of the FSB

March 4, 2023

On Saturday, March 4, Riza Omerov, a political prisoner involved in the Hizb ut-Tahrir case, turned 35 years old. He is forced to celebrate his birthday in the dungeons of the FSB, where he and other defendants in the so-called case were illegally placed by the occupying authorities of the peninsula. The staff of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center sincerely congratulates Riza Omerov on her birthday! We wish you a speedy release and reunification with your family and loved ones, good health, patience, unbending will and well-being!

We remind you that on June 10, Russian security forces conducted mass searches in the homes of 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 Kyiv District Court of Simferopol chose a measure of restraint 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 Kantimirov, Ruslan Mensutov and Lenur Khalilov . Subsequently, the occupants repeatedly extended the measure of restraint for political prisoners. On January 12, the Southern District Military Court in Rostov-on-Don announced the verdict to the defendants in the Bilohirsk Hizb ut-Tahrir case. Enver Omerov was sentenced to 18 years, Aider Dzhepparov to 17 years, Riza Omerov to 13 years in prison.