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Almost 70 years in prison for five. Southern District Military Court sentenced Crimeans

CrimeaPRESS reports:

The Southern District Military Court in Rostov-on-Don sentenced five residents to terms ranging from 13 to 14 years in a strict regime colony for participation in the terrorist organization Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami, banned in the Russian Federation. This is reported by the press service of the court.

Enver Ametov and Yashar Muedinov received 13 years in a strict regime colony, with the first 4 years in prison, with restriction of freedom for a period of 1 year each. Osman Arifmemetov, Ruslan Suleymanov and Rustem Sheykhaliev — years in a strict regime colony, with the first 4 years in prison, with restriction of freedom for a term of 1 year each. They were found guilty under Part 2 of Art. 13.5 (“Participation in the activities of a terrorist organization”), Part 1 of Art. 13 and Art. 278 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“Preparation for a violent seizure of power”).

It was established that in 2016 the defendants joined the structural unit of the banned terrorist organization «Party of Islamic Liberation» — «Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami» operating on the territory of the Republic of Crimea (recognized by the court as terrorist and banned in the Russian Federation — ed.), — the press service of the court says.

Acting as part of the organization, the defendants took an active part in the activities of the cell, including secret meetings, where they studied ideological materials and literature, acquired special knowledge and campaigning skills in order to further carry out propaganda work among the population and persuade them to participate in the activities of the organization , explained in court.

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Note that the defendants pleaded not guilty. The verdict has not entered into force and can be appealed by the parties to the Military Court of Appeal.

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