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Five Crimean Tatars convoyed back to Crimea from Russia

The detained people are suspected of membership in Hizb ut-Tahrir, the fundemantalist movement banned in Russia; first five Crimean Tatars were arrested under these charges in Crimea in October 2016
08:48, 31 July 2019

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Five Crimean Tatars, defendants in the Hizb ut-Tahrir case have been brought to the annexed Crimea from Russia. Mammet Mambetov, the lawyer said so in his commentary for Krym.Realii.

"Five figurants of the second Hizb ut-Tahrir case were convoyed from Russia to Simferopol detention centre No.1 to be identified by a secret witness", the human rights defender said.

Izzet Abdullayev, Seitveliyev Seitabdiyev, Akim Bekirov, Alim Karimov and Asan Yanik will remain at a detention centre at least by the end of the week, as the investigation continues.

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Mambetov pointed out that the detention period will be extended for these five people.

The detained men are suspected of membership in Hizb ut-Tahrir, the fundemantalist movement banned in Russia; first five Crimean Tatars were arrested under these charges in Crimea in October 2016.

Hizb ut-Tahrir is an international Islamic political organization, which urges the integration of all Muslim states into a Caliphate. The organization though denies terroristic methods to combat. Russia recognized the organization as a terroristic one in 2003, the activity of Hizb ut-Tahrir in the country is banned. Within the Ukrainian legislation, Hizb ut-Tahrir is a legal organization. It is banned in the countries of Western Europe and South America except for administrative restrictions to its activity in Germany.

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