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 Occupant court in Crimea arrested three Tatars detained on Oct. 2

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Kremlin-controlled Kyiv district court of Simferopol has arrested three Tatars - Renat Suleimanov, Arsen Kurbedinov, and Taliat Abdurakhmanov.

They are sentenced to pre-trial detention until Nov. 29, Censor.NET reports citing Krym.Realii.

The attorneys of the Crimean Tatars insisted that the investigation hasn't presented evidence of guilt, and asked for a milder measure of restraint - house arrest.

The Russian prosecutor, when requesting the measure of restraint in the form of arrest for all three of them, said the persons are suspected of committing "grave crime."

Earlier, it was reported that detained Crimea resident Seiran Mustafaiev was arrested by court until Nov. 29.

Read more: Search, detention occurred in Simferopol district of Crimea, - attorney Semedliaev

On Monday, Oct. 2, people in masks conducted a search in a Crimean village of Molodizhne, Simferopol district, in the home of Crimean resident Renat Suleimanov. Suleimanov was taken away in a car with unknown license plates in unknown direction. Lawyer Semedlyaev also reported of at least three detentions on the same day: of Renat Suleimanov, Arsen Kubedinov, Seiran Mustafaiev.

The detainees are charged with creation and participation in an extremist cell.

Russian FSB office in Crimea reported on Oct. 2 that it had liquidated three cells of Tablighi Jamaat Islamic organization.

Tablighi Jamaat is a non-political global Sunni Islamic missionary movement that focuses on urging Muslims to return to primary Sunni Islam, and particularly in matters of ritual, dress, and personal behavior. The organisation is estimated to have between 12 million and 150 million adherents (the majority living in South Asia), and a presence in somewhere between 150 and 200 countries. It has been called "one of the most influential religious movements in 20th century Islam". It was named extremists and banned in Russia in 2009.

 
 
 
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