14 Muslims are detained under the “Hizb ut-Tahrir case”
Criminal prosecution is based on the decision of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation from 14 February 2003 on the recognition of the Hizb ut-Tahrir as a terrorist organization and banning its activities in the Russian Federation. Under the excuse of Hizb ut-Tahrir members search massive searches and regular interrogations and arrests are conducted in the homes of Muslims.
According to Ukrainian law, Hizb ut-Tahrir acted legally and freely in Crimea.
Currently in Crimea on the “Hizb ut-Tahrir case” – for alleged violation of Article 205.5 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation “Organization of the activities of a terrorist organization and participation in the activities of the organization” – 14 persons are contained in custody. They face a maximum prison sentence of 10 years (Part 2, Article 205.5 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), or up to 20 years (Part 1, Article 205.5 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). There is no evidence of their involvement in terrorist activities. Only books and movies with religious content were found during searches.