RUSLAN ZEYTULLAYEV

Ruslan Zeytullayev is a Crimean Tatar who before his arrest worked in construction and described himself as a human rights activist who lived with his three daughters and wife Mergem near Sevastopol. He was without any proof accused in being an organizer of Hizb-ut-Tahrir, a panislamic organization that Russia groundlessly criminalized in 2003, on the basis of two leaflets found in his house. After the prosecution resorted to the testimony of a “secret witness,” Ruslan together with Rustem Vaitov, Ferat Sayfullayev and Nuri Primov were sentenced to jail. The Memorial human rights organization has proclaimed all four to be political prisoners.
12 YEARS IN JAIL

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