Ukraine/Crimea/Russia: Russia-Imposed Authorities In Crimea Detain Prominent Lawyer

December 6, 2018

Crimean lawyer Emil Kurbedinov (file photo)

Russia-imposed authorities in Crimea have detained a prominent lawyer, Emil Kurbedinov, his colleagues say.

Attorney Lilya Hemedzhi told RFE/RL that officers from the Russian Anti-Extremism Center detained Kurbedinov on December 6 in Simferopol in a case linked to a social media post made before Russian forces seized Crimea from Ukraine and annexed the peninsula.

Hemedzhi said Kurbedinov is accused of writing a Facebook post in 2013 that, according to investigators, carried “elements of extremism.”

Russian lawyer Nikolai Polozov said Kuberdinov’s detainment was another case of “pressure on lawyers involved in political cases in Crimea.”

Polozov also noted in a December 6 statement posted on Facebook that Kurbedinov is currently representing some of the 24 Ukrainian sailors seized by Russian special forces on November 25 along with three Ukrainian navy ships off the coast of Crimea.

“I call on the lawyers’ community, public organizations, and representatives of international organizations to immediately react to another gross violation of lawyers’ rights,” Polozov wrote.

Other clients of Kurbedinov in recent years have included defendants in Crimea charged in high-profile cases that human rights organizations and Western governments say are politically motivated.

https://www.rferl.org/a/crimea-detains-kurbedinov-lawyer-russia/29641051.html

https://www.unian.info/politics/10366278-crimean-lawyer-detained-for-facebook-post-dating-back-to-2013-media.html

https://kozweek.com/in-crimea-grabbed-the-lawyer-of-the-ukrainian-fishermen/23181/

https://www.kyivpost.com/ukraine-politics/ukrinform-lawyer-for-crimean-political-prisoners-detained-for-extremism.html

https://112.international/politics/lawyer-emil-kurbedinov-detained-in-annexed-crimea-34892.html

Emil Kurbedinov, Front Line Laureate, detained over Facebook post

http://www.omct.org/human-rights-defenders/urgent-interventions/russia/2018/12/d25149/

http://www.civicsolidarity.org/article/1564/emil-kurbedinov-human-rights-lawyer-arrested-crimea-russian-counter-extremism-officials?fbclid=IwAR0mGPkXxuxpI_WKKcsPKlDP2riRWy24PaDWefHwUaTj3xQDYlBp4FR2Mjs

https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/case/administrative-detention-human-rights-lawyer-emil-kurbedinov

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2018/12/crimea-lawyer-detained-in-latest-campaign-of-harassment-of-human-rights-defenders/

https://sivtimes.com/the-arrest-of-the-prominent-human-rights-activist-in-crimea-it-became-clear-resonant-detail/165372/

https://www.rferl.org/a/crimean-lawyer-kurbedinov-released-five-day-term-2013-social-media-post/29649835.html

https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/profile/emil-kurbedinov

https://www.rferl.org/a/moscow-court-cuts-human-rights-lawyer-ponomaryov-s-sentence-to-16-days/29643926.html

https://ru.krymr.com/a/krym-advokat-emil-kurbedinov-kto-on/29640893.html (русский)

https://www.ukrinform.fr//rubric-polytics/2596506-le-celebre-avocat-et-defenseur-des-droits-de-lhomme-a-ete-arrete-en-crimee.html (FRANCAIS)

https://www.ukrinform.fr/rubric-polytics/2595395-un-avocat-des-prisonniers-politiques-de-crimee-detenu-pour-extremisme-.html (FRANCAIS)

https://www.ukrinform.es/rubric-society/2595293-abogado-de-presos-politicos-de-crimea-detenido-por-extremismo-periodista.html (ESPANOL)

http://old.qha.com.ua/tr/siyaset/kirim-da-siyasi-tutsaklari-savunan-avukat-gozaltinda/175387/ (TURKCE)

https://www.europalibera.org/a/29641322.html (Română)

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RUSSIE/UKRAINE – 6 décembre 2018
Emil Kurbedinov, arrêté
L’avocat des tartares de Crimée, en Crimée occupée arrêté en vertu de la loi russe sur “l’extrémisme”
Emil Kurbedinov a été arrêté alors qu’il se rendait de son domicile à son bureau et a été transféré au ministère de l’Intérieur de la Crimée et de Sébastopol. Il est accusé d’avoir enfreint l’article 20.3 du Code administratif de la Fédération de Russie – diffusion publique sur sa page Facebook d’un symbole appartenant à une organisation «extrémiste». Il encourt jusqu’à 15 jours de prison et une amende pouvant aller jusqu’à 2 000 roubles. Il est actuellement en attente de son procès devant le tribunal de district de Kievskyi de Simferopol.

(L’Observatoire des Avocats Facebook, 06/12/18)

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