Amet Suleimanov

imprisoned for

Amet Suleymanov was born on October, 25 1984 in Uzbekistan. In 1991, Suleymanov's family moved to Crimea, settling in the village of Kholmovka, Bakhchisaray region. After graduating from high school, he entered a madrassa in Simferopol. He was very good at his studies and got invitation to continue the educational process in Turkey. But parents decided to refuse the proposal because Amet was diagnosed with a very serious heart condition. After that, he joined the construction lyceum in Bakhchisaray, and became a carpenter. In 2005, he got married. Amet and his wife Lila have four children. For ten years, he worked as a salesman-manager in the "MTS" store in Bakhchisaray. During this time, the store gained a good reputation among locals.

In addition to regular work, he was a streamer for the "Crimean Solidarity". In October 2017, he was arrested for filming on his phone the actions of the representatives of the Russian special services near the house of another activist Seyran Saliev, where the FSB personnel were conducting a search. An administrative case was opened against Suleymanov and he was fined 15 thousand rubles. On March 11, 2020, a search was held in Amet's house and the activist was arrested. The following day, the Kiev District Court of Simferopol on the petition of the FSB investigator sent the detainee under house arrest. This is the first decision on house arrest for Hizb ut-Tahrir case in Crimea. The reason was Amet's heart disease, and his stay in the SIZO is a real threat to his life. Amet was incriminated for involvement in the activities of a terrorist organization (part 2 of Article 205.5 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).

Lili Suleymanova describes her life under house arrest: "The Suleymanovs are active in general. We had very rich leisure time. And now - well, at least at home, not in the detention center - but this is still an arrest. For example, near the gates his ancle bracelet loses signal. In our bedroom - loses signal. We had to switch rooms: the children in our bedroom and we took their room because of signal problems. The man lived, lived, lived, lived, all active and now he can't even take kids to Friday prayers in the mosque."

During the implementation of the project "Crimea, 5 am" the trial of four participants of "the 3-rd Bakhchisaray group" in the Hizb ut-Tahriru case, including Amet Suleymanov, was held in Rostov-on-Don. On October 29, 2021, he was sentenced to 12 years of imprisonment with the restriction of his freedom for one year after the end of the main sentence. Lawyers are preparing to file an appeal.

Before the hearing of the appeal, Amet will remain under house arrest. After that, he will be leaving to jail. This is in fact a death sentence for him, because Amet's health condition requires constant medical supervision, which, of course, he will not get in prison.