Freedom House demands the release Kubedinova. His office is already seized equipment

The international organization Freedom House calls on Russia to immediately release the detainees in the Crimea, lawyer Emile Kubedinova and one of his clients, Crimean Tatar Seyran Salieva. About the statement says Freedom House.

Out of the office the Crimean lawyers Kubedinova and Semilaeve confiscated equipment

«Russia must release Kubedinova and Salieva and begin to respect international law in the occupied territories,» said Robert Herman, Vice President for international programs.

«Ongoing violations by the Russian forces of the main legal principles have transformed in the territory of Crimea, where basic human rights are not respected, and where there is very little hope of legal appeal against the arbitrariness of the security forces,» — said in a statement.

At the same time, a well-known lawyer Evgenia Zakrevskaya initiated a petition calling for the foreign Ministry to send a diplomatic note to Russia demanding the release of the detainee in the Crimea, the lawyer Emile Kubedinova. She wrote about this in his blog on «Ukrainian truth». The petition posted on the website of electronic petitions of the Cabinet of Ministers.

She pointed out that in accordance with article 70 of the Geneva Convention of 12 August 1949 relative to the protection of civilian persons in time of war, «the occupying State cannot arrest, prosecute or convict the persons protected by the Convention, for the acts or views perpetrated or expressed before the occupation or during a temporary halt, with the exception of cases of violations of the laws or customs of war.»

«We demand from the Ministry of foreign Affairs to send a diplomatic note to the relevant authorities of the Russian Federation on the violation of article 70 of the Geneva Convention of 12 August 1949 relative to the protection of civilian persons in time of war, demanding the immediate and unconditional release of lawyer Emile Kubedinova», — said in the petition.

As reported, on Thursday, January 26, FSB in Crimea have detained a well-known lawyer Emil Kubedinova. He was arrested for 10 days, recognizing guilty of adminnarushenii in article 20.3. The criminal code of the Russian Federation about administrative offences (Propaganda and public demonstration of Nazi paraphernalia or symbols or paraphernalia or symbols of extremist organizations, or other paraphernalia or symbols, propaganda or public demonstration of which is prohibited by Federal laws).

Seyran Saliev — social activist, who was fined in may 2016 for the announcement through the loudspeaker of the minaret of information about the illegal searches in the homes of Crimean Tatars in Crimea. In the house Salieva was raided by armed men, who, perhaps, searched for materials related to the organization «Hizb ut-Tahrir». Claimed affiliation to «Hizb ut-Tahrir» is often used by Russian forces in the Crimea to prosecute peaceful activists. It is expected that Saliev will be accused of terrorism.

This is the second in two days the arrest of the lawyer of the Crimean Tatars in the Crimea. So, on Wednesday arrested Nicholas Polozova. The FSB is trying to move him from the status of a lawyer in the status of a witness, thus depriving the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis Ilmi Umerov key lawyer.

Out of the office the Crimean lawyers Kubedinova and Semilaeve confiscated equipment

After a search of lawyers ‘ office Emil Kubedinova and Eden Semilaeve removed all digital equipment. It is reported by information Center of human rights.

In addition, Russian security forces conducted a search in the apartment Kubedinova, with 40 minutes, the lawyer of the detainee is not allowed.

It is reported that the court’s decision to conduct a search they have. Only the resolution of the investigator on conducting inspection of premises.

Once to the house where he lives Kurbedinov, began to come concerned Muslims, the police drove a police van with Riot police.

The court also were about 30 Muslims, but at the meeting no one was allowed.




Freedom House demands the release Kubedinova. His office is already seized equipment 27.01.2017

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