A ten-year-old son of the political prisoner Emir-Usein Kuku, Bekir, wrote a letter and asked to hand it over to his father during the court session.

QHA publishes the full text of a letter that the human rights organization Crimean Solidarity posted on its Facebook page.

As-salāmu ʿalaykum!
I love you very much, I miss you! I really want to see you! I feel very sad when I remember the day when we parted, but I trust in Allah, and I believe that, if God wills, justice will resume, ʾIn shāʾa llāh! I remember those days when we had you!

Praise be to Lord, Allah does not give us trials that we cannot withstand!

How are you? How is your health? I pray five times a day, and I ask Allah that they let you go! I really like reading books about Islam, as well as about the great people of Islam. I remember all the good you did to me to all of us! If they ask me what my father is like, what his character is, etc. the answer will be ONE: "I'm proud of my father!"

I really liked your letter, and only Allah knows what pain we have in our soul! Do not worry about me! I'm proud of you! You taught me a lot, thanks to you I became smart, I read a lot, study well at school: you taught me what it means to be a real Muslim and fulfill the duties to Allah! Love you!

Your son Bekir.

Reportedly, during the trial on the trumped-up "Hizb ut-Tahrir case", the accusation presented records of defendants’ "kitchen conversations" about Islam and the situation of Muslims in Russia.