It became known that Crimean Tatar political prisoner Ruslan Zeytullaev had arrived in the correctional colony No. 2 of the Federal Penal Correction Service of Russia in the Republic of Bashkortostan, the Crimean lawyer Edem Semedlyaev reported on air of Radio Hayat .
Reference: January 23, 2015 four Muslims were detained in the Crimea on charges of involvement in the organization "Hizb ut-Tahrir", which is considered a terrorist in Russia. Since June 1, 2016, their case was considered in the North Caucasus District Military Court.
Ruslan Zeytullaev was sentenced to 7 years imprisonment, Ferat Sayfullaev, Rustem Vaitov and Yuri Primov were sentenced to 5 years in a general regime colony.
However, on December 27, 2016, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation quashed the verdict against the Crimean Tatar Ruslan Zeytullaev and sent the case to the North Caucasus District Military Court of Rostov for reconsideration, thereby satisfying the complaint of the prosecution, which claims that Zeytullayev was allegedly the organizer of the "Hizb ut-Tahrir” cell in the Crimea, and required to charge him with violation of Part 1 of Art. 205.5 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (from 15 to 20 years of imprisonment) instead of Part 2 of Art. 205.5 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.
On July 27, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation sentenced Ruslan Zeytullayev, a figurant of the "Hizb ut-Tahrir case", to 15 years of imprisonment with a restriction for a year after serving his sentence. In response to the court's decision, Ruslan Zeytullaev went on a hunger strike with a demand to allow a meeting with the Ombudsman for Human Rights in Ukraine.