Convict in the «Hizb ut-Tahrir case» Ferat Saifullayev was put to the long-term punitive confinement. Coordinator of the “Rosuznik” project Yana Goncharova informed this via Facebook.
According to the activist, Saifullayev was put to the punitive confinement because they had found a sim-card to a cell phone in his belongings.
«Ferat is held in the cell-type premises (the long-term punitive confinement). He was sent there back in May, for the discovered sim-card. He will be held in the cell-type premises for 6 months, till September. Inmates in the punitive confinement are not allowed video-calls, so communication is available only by mail. There are few letters, according to Saifullayev, he has received only three letters during all his stay in the colony, and it remains a question whether the censors don’t pass them or there just have been no letters», – Goncharova told.
Important to note, in September 2016 the North-Caucasian military court in Rostov-on-Don, which considered the case of the Crimean Muslims under the accusation of their links with the Hizb ut-Tahrir, sentenced Ferat Saifullayev to 5 years in a correctional colony of the common regime. He is serving punishment in the colony #17 in Kirov region, Russia.