Russian law enforcers hold new search of Crimean Tatars in annexed Crimea

The house of Muslim Aliev involved in “Hizb ut-Tahrir case” is searched
13:24, 19 July 2018

On July 19, the Russian law enforcers hold the searches in annexed Crimea at the house of Muslim Aliev involved in “Hizb ut-Tahrir case” as Crimean Solidarity reported on Facebook.

It is noted that about six law enforcers are at the yard and about five are in the house.

“Gulsum Alieva is searched. Preliminary, it is known that the protocol on her name is composed. She is served charges due to the publication in “Crimean Solidarity”. The mobile phones and technique were confiscated from the whole family,” the message said.

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According to lawyer Lilia Gemedzhi, “the investigations within the pretrial check takes place”.

“The order for the search is signed by judge of Alushta court Izotenko,” she said.

“Hizb ut-Tahrir” is the organization created in 1953 in South Jerusalem by judge of the local Syariah Court Taqi al-Din al-Nabhani. As for today, it acts all over the world. The global aim of the organization is the creation of the world caliphate in a non-violent way.

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In Ukraine, this organization is not banned and until the annexation of Crimean peninsula by Russia it freely acted there. After the annexation, the mass persecutions of the organization’s members have begun as it was recognized as a terrorist one in 2003. According to different assessments, the number of the “Hizb ut-Tahrir” supporters in Crimea is from 2,000 up to 10, 000 people.

Ruslan Zeitullayev, Rustem Vaitov, Ferat Saifullaev and Nuri Primov were accused of the intentional participation in the activity of the terrorist organization, the study of its ideology, visiting of the conspiracy meetings and “hidden anti-Russian and anti-constitutional activity in the form of the propaganda work among the population.” All involved claimed they are not part of “Hizb ut-Tahrir”.

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All of them were detained in Sevastopol in winter 2015. In September 2016, North Caucasus military district court announced verdicts in cases of four Crimean Tatars - Ruslan Zeitullayev, Ferat Saifullayev, Rustem Vagitov and Nuri Primov. All four were detained the Russian-annexed Crimea under charges of ‘terrorism’ and alleged membership in Hizb-Ut Tahrir, the infamous terrorist organization. They were also accused of creating a cell of this organization in Crimea.

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