The occupiers asked for 12 years for the defendant in the Hizb ut-Tahrir case

February 22, 2023

The Russian occupiers requested 12 years in colony for Ametkhan Abdulvapov, a defendant in the Hizb ut-Tahrir case. It is reported by The Crimean Solidarity.

In addition, the political prisoner must spend the first 5 years in prison.

We remind you that on February 9, Russian security forces came to the homes of four Crimean Tatars: Ansar Osmanov, Ametkhan Abdulvapov, Marlen Mustafaev and Ernest Seitosmanov. All activists were detained.

After the occupation of Crimea, the Russian Federation actively practices religious persecution on the peninsula. According to the Crimean Tatar Resource Center, 101 people are being prosecuted in the case of Hizb ut-Tahrir, 98 of them are representatives of the indigenous Crimean Tatar people. 73 of them are serving sentences in Russian prisons and colonies, and 24 are in pre-trial detention, 2 are under house arrest, 3 have been released.