The Kremlin-controlled Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Kyiv District Court of Simferopol on the extension of the preventive measures for Refat Alimov and Arsen Dzhepparov, according to the lawyer Eden Semedlyaev.
Thus, the Crimean Tatars, charged with extremism and violent seizure of power under articles 205 and 278 of the RF Criminal Code, will remain in custody until April 2017.
Earlier, QHA reported, that April 18, 2016 in the village of Krasnokamenka (Bolshaya Yalta) the security forces searched the homes of Refat Alimov and Arsen Dzhepparov, after which both the Crimean Tatars were detained. They are accused of belonging to organization "Hizb ut-Tahrir" banned in the Russian Federation.
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.