Political prisoners in Crimea are kept in inhumane conditions, – lawyer

Political prisoners in Crimea are kept in inhumane conditions, – lawyer

Prisoners complain about the overcrowding, poor sanitation, insect bites, lack of proper nutrition and medical care. Lawyer Emil Kurbedinov reported to Crimean human rights group about the conditions in Simferopol pre-detention centre were the citizens of Ukraine are being kept. According to him, the political prisoners, many of which are kept in detention for almost a year, do not have the opportunity to see their family members. Kurbedinov also said that the amount of detainees on cells is 2 times more than the amount of beds for them: “People sleep on beds in turn. If the cell has…

Crimean citizen Vadim Siruk faces new charges of attempting to overthrow the government in Russia – lawyer

Crimean citizen Vadim Siruk faces new charges of attempting to overthrow the government in Russia – lawyer

A lawyer involved in the case of “Hizb ut-Tahrir” Emil Kurbedinov reported to Crimean human rights group that his client soon will be charged under Article 278 of the Criminal Code of Russian Federation. “This information is official. It is received from the Russian Federal Security Service investigator Sergei Makhnev. He reported over the phone that on Tuesday Vadim Siruk will be charged according to the Article 278 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation “Violent capture of power or violent deduction of power.” Also my colleagues indicated that their clients on the “Yalta four” will be imputed to the same charges. ” Emil Kurbedinov said that charges for this article are from 12 to 20 years in prison. He added that he has not yet had an opportunity to review the text of the new charges. Recall that on 11 February, 2016 in the village of Krasnokamenka (Big Yalta), Russian security forces raided the house of Inver Bekirov and then arrested him on suspicion of having links with the “Hizb ut-Tahrir” organization. On the same day other three members of the so-called “Yalta Four” were detained: Emir Useinov Kuku, Muslim Aliyev and Vadim Siruk. At the moment, they are all in pre-detention centre in Simferopol; they are accused of participating in banned organization in Russia – “Hizb ut-Tahrir.”

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