Arsen Abkhairov, sentenced to 13 years in prison, spent two years in a Krasnoyarsk prison.
Crimean political prisoner in the case of the “Red Guard Group” Hizb ut-Tahrir Arsen Abkhairov transported from prison of the Yenisei Krasnoyarsk Territory to a maximum security colony in Buryatia.
The wife of the political prisoner, Aziza Abkhairova, spoke about this, reports Crimean Solidarity.
Arsen Abkhairov, sentenced to 13 years in prison, spent two years in Krasnoyarsk prison. Moreover, he had to spend the first two years, taking into account the period of detention in the pre-trial detention center, in prison. However, his time in pre-trial detention center was not counted towards his prison term.
Abkhairov's defense tried to appeal the court's decision, but it failed.
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Arsen Abkhairov, along with other members of the Krasnogvardeyskaya group, was detained on February 14, 2019. All of them were accused of belonging to the political Islamic organization Hizb ut-Tahrir, banned in Russia.
What is happening with members of Hizb ut-Tahrir in Crimea
Hizb ut-Tahrir is an international Islamic political party founded in 1953 in East Jerusalem by local Sharia Court of Appeal judge Takiyuddin al-Nabghani. Hizb ut-Tahrir is recognized as a terrorist organization in Russia and Kazakhstan. In Germany, the organization’s activities were also banned due to non-recognition of Israel, but this ban applies only to the party’s public activities, and German law enforcement agencies do not persecute Hizb ut-Tahrir members. In all other countries of Europe and the USA, the party operates legally and publicly.
The religious center “Hizb ut-Tahrir” in Russia and its occupied Crimea is considered a terrorist organization. According to the Russian human rights media project OVS-info, members of the cells of the religious organization Hizb ut-Tahrir are condemned only for the fact that they meet and read religious literature.
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