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The Russian court in Rostov-on-Don extended the detention of three persons involved in the “Hizb ut-Tahrir case” (Belogorsk group, Crimean Tatars) for another three months (until January 15), transfers Crimean solidarity.

“The Southern District Military Court extended the detention of Rizi and Enver Omerov and Ayder Dzhepparov until January 15 next year,” the statement said.

It is noted that the petition for the extension of the arrest was preceded by the announcement by the prosecutor of the positive characteristics of the defendants and documents confirming that they had a permanent job, place of residence, and dependent young children.

“The defense side asked to choose a non-custodial measure. The lawyers explained that their clients do not want to hide from the court, but, on the contrary, are planning to prove their complete innocence. In addition, Enver Omerov is ill, he needs surgery, and being in a pre-trial detention center only aggravates his condition.

The court granted the prosecutor’s request in full. At the same time, the chairman, Roman Saprunov, noted that no one is going to drag out the process until January.

Recall that in October 2017, the invaders, Crimean Tatars, arrested six residents of Bakhchisarai. These are Timur Ibragimov, Marlen Asanov, Mamet Belyalov, Seyran Saliev, Server Zekiryaev, and Ernes Ametov.

On May 21, 2018, the Crimean Solidarity coordinator Server Mustafayev and Edem Smailov were detained in Crimea. The charges against them brought them to the Bakhchisarai “Hizb ut-Tahrir case.”

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