Russian border guards detained wives of the Crimean political prisoners, coming from Kherson region on the Chaplynka checkpoint at the administrative border with the Crimea. Tamila Tasheva, the coordinator of civil initiative “Crimea.SOS”, reported that on her Facebook page.
"Women heading from Kherson were detained on the administrative line, at the Chaplynka checkpoint in Armyansk. The reason for the detention is unknown. The duty officer kept denying their presence at the checkpoint for a long time,” Tasheva wrote.
She added that currently it is known that Liana Bilyalova, Fera Abdulaeva, Guzal Salidinova, Alime Abdulaeva, Fatma Ismailova, Meriem Kuku and Zarina Dzhepparova are detained.
Crimean lawyer Edem Semedlyaev confirmed the information on the detention of women in his comments to Hromadske.
“Indeed they are at the checkpoint now. Our colleague went there. One border guard came out without familiarizing himself and specifying the reason for the detention,” Semedlyaev noted.
It is noted that all the detained women are the wives of the arrested defendant in a case of Hizb ut-Tahrir.
The involvants in the Hizb ut-Tahrir case were arrested a year and a half ago. The first four the defendants were arrested on February 11, 2016.Emir Usein Kuku, a member of the contact group on human rights, is the most famous of them.Muslim Aliev, Enver Bekirov, Vadim Siruk, Refat Aliev and Arsen Dzhepparov were also detained. Lawyers consider the defendants to the be political prisoners.