REFAT ALIMOV

Sales manager, resident of Crimea’s Yalta District. Accused in the case of Hizb ut-Tahrir, an international Islamic organization declared ‘terrorist’ in Russia. During the search in his home, Russian enforces confiscated the ‘material evidence’: one book of religious content. The invaders claim they sent him to remand prison (despite his kidney problems) because Refat ‘could run away’ from Crimea. He contends that he had such an opportunity when the FSB began to threaten him, but refused to do so: “My ancestors, my parents lived on this soil, and I am not going to flee elsewhere.”
FACES UP TO 10 YEARS IN JAIL

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