Detention term of Emir-Usein Kuku, kept by the Russian authorities in the Simferopol jail, was extended again for two months - until October 8, 2017, lawyer Aleksei Ladin informed on his Facebook page. He also noted that the investigation has no evidence of Emir-Usein’s guilt.
“Everything is as usual, Groundhog Day ... Although, however, not quite the same. From the investigator's answers to the judge's questions, we learned today that the investigators have reason to believe that Kuku can destroy the evidence, which so far (after 17 months !!!) the FSB has not yet found. That is, the evidence is mythical. Maybe they exist, maybe not. Maybe they will find it, maybe not, but Emir must still be kept in the remand center.”
Anna Bogacheva, wife of Vadim Siruk, who is also a defendant of the "Yalta four", commented on the extension of the arrest as follows:
“The court left our Yalta brothers for another two months in prison. The sessions are closed, the listeners are not allowed even to the court building. Actually, even in the street near the court, people are not allowed to stand in particular places. We arrived - stood in front of the building - left. But we come, again and again. Because we do care.”
Reference: On February 11, 2016 as a result of illegal searches in the homes of Crimean Tatars, 12 people were detained. Among them were representatives of the "Yalta four" Emir-Usein Kuku, Vadim Siruk, Enver Bekirov and Muslim Aliyev who are accused of participating in the organization "Hizb ut-Tahrir" banned in the territory of the Russian Federation.
Emir-Usein Kuku was charged under the Article 278 of the Russian Federation Criminal Code "Forcible seizure of power or forcible retention of power" by occupation law enforcement.
Recently it became known that during his detention term Emir-Usein Kuku had never received a permission to meet his relatives.