The EU has called the arrest of Islamists in the Crimea politically motivated
The European Union considers the detention in the Crimea, seven suspects of involvement in the terrorist organization "Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami"* politically motivated and expect their immediate release, said in a statement released by the press service of the head of European diplomacy Josep Borrell.
FSB of Russia on Tuesday detained in the Crimea, seven Islamic terrorist organization "Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami"* for propaganda and recruitment, including three leaders and four privates of active participants. The head of the Crimea Sergey Aksenov said that the presence in the region members of the terrorist organization is largely the heritage of Ukrainian period. The court arrested four suspects, a fifth was sent under house arrest.
"The European Union sees their detention as politically motivated and... illegal under international law. The EU does not recognize the application of Russian legislation in Crimea and Sevastopol, and expects the immediate release of all illegally detained Ukrainians," - the document says.
The EU also stressed the need to guarantee international standards of human rights on the Crimean Peninsula.
"The party of Islamic liberation"* ("Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami"*) in some countries as terrorist, in Russia banned by the Supreme court of the Russian Federation from 2003. The purpose of the organization — the elimination of non-Muslim governments and establish Islamic rule worldwide by establishing a "worldwide Islamic Caliphate".
* A terrorist organization banned in Russia