Russian FSB plants “prohibited literature” to imprison Crimean Tatar activists for ten years or even more

Russian FSB plants “prohibited literature” to imprison Crimean Tatar activists for ten years or even more

Russia has completed a wave that is new of queries and arrests in occupied Bakhchysarai, this time around focusing on two sons of a known Crimean Tatar historian and A television ATR presenter, now staying in mainland Ukraine, that has supplied protection of governmental repression under Russian career. As with every such ‘operations’ throughout the last couple of years, this might be an obvious assault on civic activists and journalists mixed up in human legal rights effort Crimean Solidarity and try to terrorize other Crimean Tatars into making Crimea or dropping quiet about persecution along with other legal rights violations.

Armed and sometimes masked officers resulted in at seven domiciles in the beginning 11 March, undertaking a unlawful search also of a house that’s not presently occupied. All the lawyers who arrived to represent the men were prevented from being present during the search in typical breach of procedure. In a minumum of one situation, ‘prohibited literature’ had been planted by the FSB, that has been an action they obviously didn’t want attorneys recording.

Any particular one of this aims associated with occasions on 11 March ended up being terrorization is obvious through the number that is gratuitous of and domiciles targeted. Crimean Solidarity coordinator Lutfiye Zudiyeva describes that the search had been carried from the house of Crimean Solidarity civic journalist Seydamet Mustafayev, although their title is certainly not contained in this brand new ‘case’. Not merely did the enforcement officers continue aided by the search although Mustafayev himself had not been in the home, nevertheless they took their father that is elderly Mustafayev away. They will have since released him.

The FSB had been similarly well conscious that ATR presenter Seytumer Seytumerov had kept Crimea following persecution in 2018 and which they would just find their senior mom in the home, yet they carried out of the search irrespective.

Four Crimean Tatars happen arrested: the 2 sons of historian Shurki Seytumorv – Seytumer Seytumerov (also a historian) along with his bro Osman Seytumerov, the two men’s uncle Rustem Seytmemetov and Amet Suleymanov. In accordance with Zudiyeva, the FSB have actually, once more, targeted activists that are civic their family relations.

Suleymanov is really a Crimean Solidarity activist and journalist (streaming information regarding arrests and governmental studies on the online). He has got recently limited such civic activism, but just as a result of extremely severe heart related illnesses. He is suffering from chronic rheumatic heart disease, aortic insufficiency, coronary artery condition as well as other conditions. Most of these imply that Russia is putting their life at risk through the events on 11 March and, still more b2 dating, his imprisonment within the intolerable conditions for the Simferopol SIZO remand prison.

Amet Suleymanov along with his three sons – Ibrahim (now 11), Mukhammad (8) and Mansur (4)

Lawyer Edem Semedlyaev, who was simply avoided from going to the search of Seytumer Seytumerov, says that “as typical, the search ended up being for forbidden technology” and literature. ‘Search’ should really be comprehended extremely loosely considering that the FSB increasingly brings the literary works using them, after which, when you look at the lack of attorneys, claims to have ‘found’ it. Suleymanov’s spouse reports, for instance, that the officers planted two books that are new especially place in guide covers, in the desk where kids do their schoolwork.

It’s important to stress that the FSB are actually only enthusiastic about written computer or material technology, and barely also imagine become searching for tools or comparable. This will be of major importance because the four guys arrested on 11 March face severe jail sentences under Russia’s ‘terrorism legislation’.

The brothers, Seytumer and Osman Seytumerov, Rustem Seytmemetov and Amet Suleymanov are faced with participation in Hizb ut-Tahrir, a pan-islamist that is peaceful which will be appropriate in Ukraine & most other nations, and which just Russia has chosen to call ‘terrorist’. No reason that is good ever been given to the very secretive ruling by Russia’s Supreme Court in 2003 to label Hizb ut-Tahrir ‘terrorist’, yet these charges under Article 205.5 § 2 of Russia’s criminal rule carry a phrase of from 10 to 20 years’ imprisonment.

From left Seytumer Seytumerov along with his brother Osman

ATR presenter Seytumer Seytumerov is, for the minute, the only individual who the FSB want to label the ‘organizer’ of a Hizb ut-Tahrir team (Article 205.5 § 1) using this possibly holding a life phrase. Seytumerov is happily safely in mainland Ukraine, using this regrettably which means that the FSB could make an effort to pin ‘organizer’ charges on some other person as well – essentially for his or her documents, and also for the bonuses, if not promotions, that such Hizb ut-Tahrir prosecutions are recognized to bring them.

There’s absolutely no crime that is recognizable and none becomes necessary, considering that the FSB have actually their particular ‘experts’ prepared to find ‘proof’ of involvement in Hizb ut-Tahrir in innocuous religious talks. Additionally they plant ‘evidence’ by means of publications related to Hizb ut-Tahrir and utilize extremely questionable witnesses that are‘secret whose testimony may not be verified. Since 2017, Russia happens to be quite freely making use of such fake ‘terrorism’ studies against civic activists and journalists in occupied Crimea, in addition to arrests on 11 March bring to 70 the amount of males either ‘convicted’ after fatally flawed trials on such fees, or dealing with huge sentences. Another seven children* have experienced their dads removed in handcuffs. Every one of the males have actually, or will undoubtedly be announced prisoners that are political the Memorial Human Rights Centre. The latter has over and over over and over repeatedly noticed that Russia is not just breaching its very own legislation by imprisoning guys for non-existent terrorism, it is additionally breaking law that is international illegally using its repressive legislation in occupied Crimea.

* Amet Suleymanov has three sons: Ibrahim (b. 16.07.2008); Mukhammad (18.10.2011) and Mansur (11.02.2016). Seytumer Seytumerov has a two-month son that is old Suleyman (b. 14.01.2020), while Rustem Seytmemetov has three kiddies – Said, who’s 12, Bakhiye (b. 02.10.2013) and Beyan (27.08.2017).