Crimean ‘Court’ Extends Term for Crimean Tatars
During the hearing, the defendants stated that they are citizens of Ukraine and demanded to be treated in accordance with the norms of international law, particularly the Geneva Convention. The"court" refused to satisfy the demands
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The Russian-controlled Simferopol District Court extended the terms of arrest for seven Crimean Tatars, detained under the “Hizb ut-Tahrir case.”
The court prolonged the illegal detention of Akim Bekirov, Yashar Muedinov, Izzet Abdullaiev, Asan Yanikov, Servet Gaziev, Medzhit Abdurakhmanov, Vladlen Abdulkadyrov for an extra three months, to Feb. 15, Crimea Realities reported.
“During the hearing, the defendants stated that they are citizens of Ukraine and demanded to be treated in accordance with the norms of international law, particularly with the IV Geneva Convention. The court refused to satisfy the demand,” attorney Nazim Sheikhmambetov said.
Twenty-five Crimean Tatar nationals were detained in Crimea on March 27 after a series of raids on their homes conducted by Russian occupation forces. They were charged with involvement in the “Hizb ut-Tahrir organization,” an organization legal in Ukraine but labeled “terrorist” in Russia and illegal.