Citizen journalist, streamer of the Crimean Solidarity public association, has been imprisoned for political reasons in the Russian Federation since October 2017. He was studying for a teacher of Crimean Tatar and Turkish language and literature and has incomplete higher education.
He lived in Bakhchisarai and worked as a tour guide. After Crimea was annexed, Saliyev covered raids on the homes of Crimean Tatars. Publicly called fellow citizens for solidarity and support for the victims of the persecution of Muslims, for which he was fined in 2016.
His home was searched for the first time in January 2017. In October 2017, Russian security forces arrested him during a raid on trumped-up charges of participating in the activities of a terrorist organization and preparing for a violent seizure of power. In September 2020, he was sentenced to 16 years in a high-security prison. On March 14, 2022, his appeal was partially upheld and the prison term was reduced to 15 years. Saliyev was transferred to a high-security prison in Tula, Russia. In July 2023, the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia denied a request to transfer him to a prison closer to Crimea.