The Supreme Court of Russia changed the sentence for the persons of interest in Hizb ut-Tahrir case during the consideration of the appeal on December 24. The terms of imprisonment were decreased for six months as Krym.Realii reported.
Thus, Uzeir Abdullaev sentenced to 12 years and six months in jail; Rustem Ismailov – 13 years and six months, Emil Dzhemadenov – 11 years and six months, Aider Saledinov - 11 years and six months. Teimur Abdullaev got 16 years and six months in the colony after the reconsideration of the sentence. Besides, the administrative supervision for a year and four months provided for him.
International observer from the Netherlands Timan Kauvin, Representative of the U.S. Embassy Sophia Buday, International observer from the EU Kamila Laskevych and Consul of Ukraine to Russia Viktor Plennikov.
According to the activists, about 70 people are present in the courtroom and at the street. The persons of interest participated in the court session via the video recording: from the remand centers of Taganrog and Rostov-on-Don.
In June 2019, the Southern District Military Court of Rostov-on-Don sentenced persons of interest in this case Teimur Abdullaev to 17 years in prison, Uzeir Abdullaev to 13 years, Rusteim Ismailov to 14 years, Aider Saledinov and Emil Dzhemadzhenov to 12 years.
Hizb ut-Tahrir is an international Islamic political organization that calls for the unification of all Muslim countries into a caliphate, but rejects terrorist methods of struggle. Russia recognized the organization as terrorist in 2003, the activities of Hizb ut-Tahrir in the country are prohibited. Under Ukrainian law, Hizb ut-Tahrir is a legal organization. In Western Europe and North America, it is also not prohibited, with the exception of administrative restrictions on its activities in Germany.