EMIL DZHEMADENOV

Emil is a political scientist who took part in research projects, participated in conferences and forums before Russia illegally annexed Crimea. After 2014, he started working as a cash collector. He was apprehended in his home near Simferopol where he lived with his two children and a pregnant wife in October 2016, at the same time as Teymur Abdullayev, Uzair Abdullayev, Aider Saledinov, and Rustem Ismailov. The five men, all Crimean Tatars active in their community, were despite any evidence accused of “participating in a terrorist organization,” i.e. Hizb-ut-Tahrir, a panislamic political movement that Russia criminalized in 2003, despite it being recognized as peaceful and being perfectly legal in Ukraine and most of the world. This arrest follows a wave of arrests for alleged participation in Hizb-ut-Tahrir, in which 19 people have been arrested starting from 2015.
FACES UP TO 10 YEARS IN JAIL

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