ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia — A court in Russia has sentenced three Crimean Tatars to lengthy prison terms on charges of being members of a banned Islamic group.
The Southern Military Regional court in the city of Rostov-on-Don on November 3 sentenced Rustem Emiruseinov to 17 years, Arsen Abkhaitov to 13 years, and Eskendir Abulganiyev to 12 years in prison.
The three men were found guilty of being members of Hizb ut-Tahrir Islamic, a group that has been labeled as extremist and banned in Russia, but is legal in Ukraine.
They were arrested in February last year after police searched their homes in Ukraine’s …read more
Source:: Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty