Bektemirov, a participant in the Hizb ut-Tahrir case in Bakhchisaray, complains about back pain and dental problems
Vadim Bektemirov, a participant in the Bakhchisaray group in the Hizb ut-Tahrir case, who is detained in a Simferopol remand centre, has a sore back and has complaints of dental problems. The process of getting acquainted with the criminal case materials of the political prisoner is coming to an end, after which he will be transferred to Rostov-on-Don.
This was reported to Crimean Solidarity by lawyers who visited the arrested Crimean Tatars.
“Lawyer Edem Semedlyaev reports that Vadim Bektemirov, like most prisoners, is worried about the condition of his teeth, which is deteriorating in prison conditions, and his back pain. He has many questions about the court hearing, we discussed the strategy”, - the statement said.
The defender said that Bektemirov was in a good mood.
Lawyers Edem Semedlyaev and Emil Kurbedinov also met in the pre-trial detention centre with another arrested person, Lenur Seydametov.
As Seydametov told defenders, in his cell, there are 6 beds for 10 people and it is freezing. However, he feels well - morally and physically; he sends words of gratitude to everyone; he saw how many people came to support him outside the court building during his arrest.
What is known
- Lenur Seidametov was detained on the morning of February 17, 2021, during a search of his home. He was engaged in transfers to a pre-trial detention centre, carried out purchase and packaging of products for parcels to the Crimean Tatar political prisoners, now he is accused under Art. 205.5 of the Criminal Code (Organization of a terrorist organization and participation in the activities of such an organization).
- Vadim Bektemirov was arrested on July 7, 2020, after another mass search of occupied Crimea, accusing him of organizing Hizb ut-Tahrir, which has been banned in Russia since 2003.
- On February 17, the occupying Kyivsky District Court in Simferopol extended his detention for three months.