Human rights defender “Memorial” Bakhrom Khamroev was sent to the SHIZO

Human rights defender “Memorial” Bakhrom Khamroev was sent to the SHIZO

Bahrom Khamroev, a member of “Memorial” and a human rights activist who helped migrants, was sent to a penal isolation facility (SHIZO) in prison No. 2 in Vladimir, known as Vladimir Central. The reason for this was “disruption of the form of clothing.” This is reported by “Mediazona” with reference to the wife of the human rights defender Zuhra.

According to her, Khamroev was forced to take off his uniform in those days when “he was not given medicine and was tormented by pain.” Earlier it became known that the human rights defender was beaten by a prison employee. Khamroev demanded that he accept five complaints about conditions of detention and violations of prisoners’ rights.

“He was beaten on the legs, in the groin, on the kidneys, and he lost consciousness when he was hit on the head,” said the wife of the human rights defender. She claims that doctors refused to fix Khamroev’s injuries. This was done later by a representative of the prosecutor’s office. The wife of the human rights defender also stated that the imprisoned Muslims, having learned about the beating, demanded to stop the bullying, but as a result, they were beaten themselves.

  • A member of the human rights center “Memorial” Bahrom Khamroev managed the legal and social support fund for migrants. He was detained in February 2022 on charges of “organizing the activities of a terrorist organization” and “public calls for terrorism.” According to the FSB, Khamroev posted on social networks materials related to the activities of the banned in Russia religious movement of the Islamist sect “Hizb ut-Tahrir”. In May 2023, the court sentenced the human rights defender to 14 years in prison.
  • In Russia, Hizb ut-Tahrir was banned in 2003. Russian courts have repeatedly sentenced members of the organization to prison terms. Many convicted in such cases are Crimean Tatar activists from the annexed Crimea; the organization operates legally in Ukraine. Representatives of the association have always denied involvement in violence or calls for it.

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