Rayim Ayvazov Detained for 27 Days
Ayvazov has had his arrest attached to the case of Tatars who were rounded up in a mass police raid in March
Photo Facebook/Crimean Solidarity
On April 18, the Russian controlled Simferopol District Court ruled to detain Crimean Tatar activist Rayim Ayvazov to 27 days, mother of the activist, Zori Ayvazova said, Crimean Solidarity reported on Facebook.
“He is detained until May 27,” Zori Ayvazova said in an interview to the Crimean Solidarity activists. “He is strong and honest, and stays firm. He never did any harm to any creature, he is an activist, helps people – sick, poor, detained. He made deliveries to those, detained [under the Hizb-ut-Tahrir case],” sh said.
Activist Marlen Mustafayev believes that Ayvazov’s detention is connected with his supportive activity to other detainees. Rayim Ayvazov was organizing the process of delivery of food and necessary supplies for people, detained in Rostov-on-Don in Russia, who are accused of terrorism under fabricated charges of alleged participation in the Hizb-ut-Tahrir organization.
“[Their aim] is to break down any civil cooperation,” Mustafayev said.
Rayim Ayvasov was arrested by Russian Border Guards while attempting to cross the administrative border at the checkpoint Kalanchak on April 17. He is accused of participation in the Russian forbidden organization Hizb-ut-Tahrir. His case was attached to 23 Crimean Tatars who were detained on March 27 after police searched multiple houses of Crimean Tatars in a large police action.