Emil Kurbedinov, the lawyer of Crimean Tatar origin, has been detained in the occupied Crimea, as the suspect in ‘extremism’. Anton Naumlyuk, the reporter for Radio Liberty, said this while on air at 112 Ukraine TV channel.
‘He was accused of an administrative violation, which was allegedly a couple of social network posts; these posts contained photos and videos from the rally of Hizb-Ut Tahrir organization. Since it was banned in the peninsula by the respective decree in 2014, the court ruled that these materials pose a violation of the Russian law and arrested Kurbedinov for 10 days’, he said.
Previously, the FSB conducted in Kurbedinov’s office and apartment.
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.