The Russian media reported on the detention of members of the Hizb ut-Tahrir, organization banned in the Russian Federation, and the charges brought against them (Art. 205.5, part 2 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation – "Participation in the activities of a terrorist organization") even before the official announcement of charges.
Emil Kurbedinov, lawyer of S. Mustafayev, was not admitted to him during the search. A Volkswagen vehicle with the tinted license plate entered the courtyard of the searched house. After the search, Mustafayev was taken to the FSB Office in Simferopol.
As to the Edem Smailov’s situation, his three children were blocked in the house by the FSB officers. His wife was not permitted access to children. Lawyer Aider Azamatov, who came to E. Smailov, was not allowed to provide his client with the legal assistance.
Server Mustafayev and Edem Smailov are reportedly being included in the "Hizb ut-Tahrir case" of the second Bakhchisarai group, with the previously arrested Marlen Asanov, Seyran Saliev, Timur Ibrahimov, Server Zekeriayev, Memet Belyalov, and Ernest Ametov.
We demand from the authorities of the Russian Federation and the occupation authorities in the Crimea: