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Crimean Tatar reporter detained for intention to cover Kurbedinov's detention in occupied Simferopol

Earlier on Thursday, lawyer Emil Kurbedinov was detained in the occupied Crimea and charged with 'extremism'
18:13, 6 December 2018

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Another detention of Crimean Tatar community member took place in Crimea - the same day when that of lawyer Emil Kurbedinov's did. This time, the Crimean' authorities detained Nuri Abdurashidov, the reporter of Crimean Solidarity NGO. The man was going to cover the court session in the case of Kurbedinov. Reporter Anton Naumlyuk posted this on Facebook.

'Activist of 'Crimean Solidarity' Nuri Abdurashidov is detained in the building of Kyiv district court of Simferopol; he intended to cover the court session in Emil Kurbedinov's case', he wrote.

As we reported earlier on Thursday, lawyer Emil Kurbedinov was detained in the occupied Crimea and charged with 'extremism'; this charge is based on his Facebook post dating back to 2013. Kurbedinov was detained on his way to the office. He was able to report about the detention only from the Department of Interior Ministry. Edem Semedlyaev went to him to provide legal support. Later, Naumlyuk reported on Facebook that Emil Kurbedinov was detained for the post on Facebook, which dated back to 2013.

'Lawyer Emil Kurbedinov is blamed for the post on Facebook dating back to 2013, which contained the symbols of the banned organization,' he reported.

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According to the materials of the case, a former citizen of Crimea who moved to Damascus, so-called Muhammad Salem, write the denunciation at Kurbedinov.

On January 2017, Emil Kurbedinov and his fellow Edem Semedlyayev came to support the Saliyev family, the Crimean Tatar activists, whose house was searched by the Russian federal security service. Kurbedinov was detained by the road traffic police before he reached their house.

Related: Russia fights Crimean Solidarity with long prison sentences and shattered childhoods

He was accused of posting photo and video of a rally of Khizb Ut-Takhrir organization in 2013. He was detained for 10 days. On February 5, Kurbedinov was released.

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