TEYMUR ABDULLAYEV

Teymur, a Crimean Tatar who worked as a sports trainer of the local taekwondo youth club, was beaten and apprehended in his home in October 2016 where he lived with his wife and five children, and charged with “organizing a terrorist organization” in which Ayder Saledinov, Uzair Abdullayev, Emil Dzhemadenov, and Rustem Ismailov were alleged participants. The police confiscated some books, discs, and all the money in the house. They five men are being accused of participating in 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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