According to him, Kurbedinov was detained under suspicion of 'propaganda or public demonstration of the Nazi paraphernalia or symbols, or paraphernalia or symbols of the extremist organization or any other paraphernalia or symbols, propaganda or public demonstration of which is banned by the federal laws'.
Kurbedinov was detained on the way from his home to the office. He was able to report about the detention only from the Department of Interior Ministry's building. Edem Smedlyaev went to him to provide legal support.
Later, Naumlyuk reported on Facebook that Emil Kurbedinov was detained for the post on Facebook, originaly created and posted in 2013.
“Lawyer Emil Kurbedinov is blamed for the post on Facebook, which dates back to 2013 and features the symbols of the banned organization,” he reported.
According to the materials of the case, it was some Muhammad Salem who squealed Kurbedinov. Salem is claimed to be a former citizen of Crimea who moved to Damascus.
On January 2017, Emil Kurbedinov and his fellow Edem Semedlyayev came to support the Saliyev family, the Crimean Tatar activists, as the Russian federal security service searched their house. Kurbedinov was detained by the road traffic police before he reached their house.
He was accused of posting the photo and the video of a rally of Khizb Ut-Takhrir organization in 2013. He was detained for 10 days. On February 5, Kurbedinov was released.