Another one lawyer is detained in Crimea


Today, the 26th of January, lawyer Emil Kurbedinov has been detained by Russian enforcers.

This was announced by lawyer Nicholay Polozov, previously detained by the Federal Security Service (FSB) too.

“Lawyer Emile Kurbedinov has been just detained in Crimea. He is on the way to the FSB. The hunting season on lawyers has been officially opened on the peninsula,” wrote Polozov in Facebook.

As it became known, Kurbedinov and his colleague Eden Semedlyaev were detained by the FSB in Bakhchisarai in the moment they were travelling by car to the home of activist Seyran Saliev, searched by Russian enforcers this morning.

Later the enforcers searched the Kurbedinov’s office and house.

The detained lawyer was taken to the Counter Extremism Centre in Simferopol. He was accused of spreading extremist material.

As a reminder, yesterday, the 25th of January, in Simferopol, the FSB detained Russian lawyer Nicholay Polozov, defending members of the Crimean Tatar people Mejlis Ilmi Umerov and Ahtem Chijgoz. Later Polozov was released after an attempt of interrogation.

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