Russian Court Sentences Six Crimeans to Up to 19 Years in Prison
Russian court in Rostov-on-Don city has sentenced six Crimeans to between seven to 19 years in a high-security prison
The Southern District Military Court in Russia’s Rostov-on-Don city has sentenced six Crimeans to between seven to 19 years in a high-security prison, as part of the so-called Hizb ut-Tahrir case.
Muslim Aliyev was sentenced to 19 years, Inver Bekirov to 18 years, Emir-Useyin Kuku and Vadym Siruk to 12 years, Refat Alimov to eight years, and Arsen Dzhepparov to seven years, reported Krym.Realii, a media project run by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.
The accused were detained between February and April 2016 in the occupied Crimean city of Yalta. They are accused of involvement in the Islamic political organization Hizb ut-Tahrir, which is banned and deemed a terrorist group by Russia. In Ukraine, and most of the European Union member states, as well as in the United States, Hizb ut-Tahrir operates publicly and freely.
Furthermore, so far, there are no facts that prove the connection of the accused to Hizb ut-Tahrir.