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Court in occupied Crimea refuses to release Kurbedinov early

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Crimean Tatar lawyer was arrested for an 'extremist' post on Facebook dating back to 2013
20:30, 10 December 2018
Crimea. Reality

On November 10, Anton Tsykurenko, the Judge of Kyiv District Court of Simferopol, controlled by the Kremlin, refused to release lawyer Emil Kurbedinov early; the lawyer was arrested for a post on Facebook published five years ago, Krym.Realii reports.  

‘As lawyer Edem Semedlyaiev explained, this application was filed due to the need to be present at a meeting in the North Caucasian District Military Court in the Russian Rostov-on-Don, where he defends the interests of the person involved in the 'Hizb ut-Tahrir case' Enver Mamutov,’ reads the message. 

Related: Crimean lawyer Emil Kurbedinov arrested for five days

Also, Crimean defender Lilia Gemedzhy drew the judge’s attention to the fact that the appeal against the decision of the court of the first instance was not considered in due time, which violated the right of both Kurbedinov and people he defends. 

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. 

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. 

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

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. 

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

Related: Lawyer Emil Kurbedinov detained in annexed Crimea

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