Human rights activist Bakhrom Khamroev was sentenced to 14 years in prison
The 2nd Western District Military Court sentenced former employee of the “Memorial” human rights center Bakhrom Khamroev to 14 years of imprisonment. This was reported in the Telegram channel of the “Memorial” Center for the Protection of Human Rights.
Khamroev will spend the first three years in prison, the rest of the term in a high-security colony. For four years, he has been prohibited from administering Internet resources.
Khamroev was detained on February 24 last year, since then he has been in the Lefortovo pre-trial detention center. Two criminal cases were initiated against the human rights defender: on the articles on the public justification of terrorism and the organization of activities of a terrorist organization. The reason for the prosecution was six posts on Khamroev’s personal Facebook page, in which FSB officers saw support for the activities of the Hizb ut-Tahrir organization. And the organization of activities of a terrorist organization was considered, in particular, a report on political persecution, mourning and petitions to the courts – including the ECHR.
“We are sure that Bakhrom Khamroev is being persecuted for the consistent human rights activities he carried out within the framework of the Legal and Social Support Fund for Migrants “Yordam” (“Help”). But his persecution became an important tool for the FSB to put pressure on “Memorial”. of the criminal case of Bahrom in March 2022, the FSB searched the offices of “Memorial”, the Center for the Protection of Human Rights “Memorial” stated.
“Memorial” recognized Bakhrom Khamroev as a political prisoner.