Front Line Defenders: Trial date of Emir Usein Kuku set

posted 4 Dec 2017, 12:06 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 4 Dec 2017, 12:09 ]
4 December 2017, the North Caucasian Regional Court of the Russian Federation, in its mobile court hearing at the Crimean Military Court, extended the pre-trial detention of Emir Usein Kuku until 27 May 2018. The date of his preliminary hearing is set for 11 December 2017 at the North Caucasian Regional Court in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. The human rights defender is to be transferred from Simferopol pre-trial detention centre where he has been detained for almost 2 years to Rostov-on-Don in the Russian Federation. Emir Usein Kuku is one of four defendants in the so-called “Hizb ut-Tahrir” case and has been in pre-trial custody in Simferopol since 11 February 2016. He is accused of terrorism and alleged involvement in the Muslim political organisation Hizb ut-Tahrir, a designated terrorist group in Russia. [Read more]

Source: Front Line Defenders, 4 December 2017