Defendants in "Hizb ut-Tahrir" case Aider Saledinov and Rustem Ismailov were placed in a psychiatric hospital for compulsory psychiatric examination, according to the message of Ismailov's wife Fatma on her Facebook page.
“February 22, my husband Rustem Ismailov and the husband of Guzal Saledinova, Aider, were placed in a psychiatric hospital in Rosa-Luxemburg Street, Simferopol. We regard these actions by the security forces as the use of punitive medicine,” Fatma Ismailova wrote.
Previously, October 12, 2016 in the arrays Stroganovka and Kamenka Simferopol district, FSB officers searched the home of Crimean Tatars Emil Dzhemadenov, Aider Saledinov, Uzeyir Abdullayev, Timur Abdullayev and Rustem Ismailov. All of them were detained on suspicion of involvement in the organization "Hizb ut-Tahrir", which is considered a terrorist in Russia.
Forced psychiatric examination was previously applied to the Crimean Muslims Emir Usein Kuku, Muslum Aliyev, Arsen Dzhepparov, Inver Bekirov, Remzi Memetov and Refat Alimov, as well as Vadim Siruk who is a person of interest in the "Yalta" criminal case of "Hizb-ut-Tahrir."
From August 18 to September 7 last year, the FSB illegally put the Deputy Head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ilmi Umerov in a psychiatric clinic without a corresponding court ruling. Security forces deprived Umerov vital medications and limited his meetings with the family.
The so-called "Hizb ut-Tahrir" case has become the hallmark of the FSB "struggle" against Muslim dissidents in Crimea. Under the pretext of suspicion of terrorism and calling their repressive actions as struggle with extremism, the Russian security forces burst into the houses, conduct illegal searches and detentions and make use of the Soviet practice of punitive medicine.