The political prisoner Ruslan Zeitullaev at the meeting of the North-Caucasian district military court in Rostov-on-don (Russia) Tuesday, April 4, has announced indefinite hunger strike. He also put forward a number of requirements, in particular, to release it and pass it and other defendants in the case of Ukraine, writes “15 minutes”.
Zeitullaev in his petition said that from the moment when the Crimea was to be virtually under the occupation of Russia, on the Peninsula deliberately violated the rights of the Crimean Tatar people. In addition, the prisoner said that he refused to eat until until you have freed all the persecuted for politically motivated criminal cases.
Here is the text of the statement:
“I Zeytulaev Ruslan Borisovich, directly caught in this difficult situation around my people, the Crimean Tatars, for the sake of justice refuse to eat food, go on a hunger strike and demand that:
The request to file the statement of the prisoner to the materials of the criminal case the judge dismissed, arguing it is “political and not relate to it”.
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Zeitullaev Ruslan, Rustem Vaitova, Nuri Primova and Ferat Sayfullaeva accused of creating and participating in the Sevastopol cell “Hizb-ut-Tahrir”. North Caucasus military district court sentenced Zeitullaev to 7 years and the others to 5 years of imprisonment.
Seifullaev and Waithow serve their sentences in the Rostov colony, and Primov — in the colony in the village Clear of the Soviet district in the Republic of Mari El.
27 December 2016, Russia’s Supreme court overturned the verdict of the Crimean Tatar Ruslan Zeitullaev and sent his “case” for a new trial.