The testimony of the prosecution witness against the Crimean Tatar activists in the fabricated "Yalta case", which he gave at the "court" session on March 28, is differed from the testimony given during the interrogation, activists of the human rights organization Crimean Solidarity reported.

Lawyer Aleksei Ladin stated that the witnesses in the trumped-up case receive information from FSB officers.

During the court session, Lawyer Edem Semedlyaev drew the attention of the court to this and asked the prosecutor to prohibit the witness to use the interrogation protocol. The court agreed and the witness with the lawyers put the record of this interrogation in a folder.

A closed session was held in Rostov-on-Don on the case of Crimean political prisoners from the so-called "Yalta group". Witness Aleksandr Viktorovich Aslanov spoke before the court, lawyers and the prosecution. According to human rights activists, he changed his testimony since the first interrogation. The activists do not note what Aslanov said at the trial.

The next meeting on the case against the Crimeans will be held on April 12.

Reference: on February 11, 2016 in Crimea, a wave of the houses searches of Crimean Muslims began in order to present them as "terrorists". Eight of the twelve detainees were released, however, Emir-Usein Kuku, Vadym Siruk, Enver Bekirov and Muslim Aliyev remain in detention. All of them were detained on suspicion of participating in the organization Hizb ut-Tahrir, which is considered a terrorist group in Russia.

The so-called case of Hizb ut-Tahrir has become a “hallmark” of the Russian Federal Security Service struggle against dissident Muslims in the Crimea. Under the pretext of suspicions in terrorism, calling their repressive actions a fight against extremism, Russian security forces break into homes, carry out massive illegal searches and detentions.