Court sentences Crimean Tatar activist to 17 years in strict regime in Hizb ut-Tahrir case

The Southern Military District Court sentenced Azamat Eyupov, a Crimean Tatar activist from Belogorsk, to 17 years in a strict regime colony in the Hizb ut-Tahrir case. This was reported in the Crimean Solidarity movement.

Eyupov was found guilty of "preparing for a violent seizure of power and organizing the activities of a terrorist organization."

The case against Eyupov was opened in February 2021. First, he and six other activists were searched, then he was arrested. In the pre-trial detention center, Eyupov, according to private doctors in the hospital, had several strokes, but the doctor in the pre-trial detention center diagnosed him only with osteochondrosis.

The Supreme Court of Russia in 2003 recognized the Islamic pariah Hizb ut-Tahrir as a terrorist organization and banned its activities. The organization legally operated on the territory of Ukraine, but after the annexation of Crimea, Russian security forces began to persecute alleged supporters of the party.

As Mediazona recalls , in the case of Hizb ut-Tahrir, the courts gave real sentences to residents of Belogorsk, Alushta, Bakhchisaray, Moscow, Simferopol and other cities.

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