Since the evening of January 11, traffic police officers have detained on the Crimean bridge more than 100 Crimean Tatars who were traveling to Rostov-on-Don to announce the verdict to the defendants in the case of the Hizb ut-Tahrir organization (banned in Russia). This is reported by the public movement “Crimean Solidarity” on its page in Facebook…
Representatives of the traffic police on the spot explained their actions by “checking for a traffic violation”. In total, 25 cars were stopped, in which about 120 Crimean Tatars were traveling. As the human rights activists said, they were kept at the traffic police post all night and released closer to the morning, when it became impossible to be in time for the court session. They were forbidden to go to Rostov-on-Don – only to turn back to Crimea.
Some had to call an ambulance because of the deteriorating health condition. The Crimean police and the FSB refused to comment on the detention of the Crimean Tatars. According to Znak, this is the second such incident in the past six months.
Earlier, on January 12, the Southern District Military Court in Rostov-on-Don sentenced a group of Muslims, Crimean Tatars – defendants in the next Hizb ut-Tahrir case. All three defendants were sentenced to imprisonment in a strict regime colony. Enver Omerov was sentenced to 18 years, Ayder Dzhepparov to 17 years, Riza Omerov to 13 years in prison.
Enver Omerov was found guilty of organizing the activities of a terrorist organization, Riza Omerov and Dzhepparov – of participation in the activities of a terrorist organization. Also, all three were found guilty of preparing for the violent seizure of power by an organized group by prior conspiracy, writes Krym.Realii.
“Hizb ut-Tahrir” was created in the 50s of the last century to fight for the world caliphate, it is banned in Russia, in the countries of Central Asia, Turkey, Egypt, China, Pakistan, Germany and some other states.