19 Crimean Tatars were detained in the occupied Simferopol near the building of the garrison military court on November 1 as Mumine Salieva, the wife of Ukrainian political prisoner Seiran Saliev reported on Facebook.
According to her, they detained people who came to an open hearing in the case of the Hizb ut-Tahrir group.
“The listeners were not admitted to the trial. They stood at a distance in masks, waiting for the lawyers to leave," Salieva said.
She noted that among the detainees there were 12 men, in particular a journalist who was carrying out an editorial assignment, and seven women. They were taken to the police station.
As we reported, the Southern district military court in Rostov-on-Don (Russia) sentenced the participants of the so-called third Bakhchisarai group to various prison terms - from 12 to 17 years behind the bars. The four men, Crimean Tatars faced 56 years in total.