In occupied Crimea, the Supreme Court dismissed the appeal of Lilya Bujurova, the Crimean journalist and Deputy CEO of QaraDeniz Production LLC, at the suit against the FSS (Russia’s Federal Security Service) officers who illegally searched her house on November 2, 2015, according to Krym.Realii.
The Supreme Court upheld the ruling of the Kiev District Court of Simferopol.
Previously, in November 2015, the court dismissed the claim of Bujurova against the FSS officers who searched her house. The reason of putting in a claim was the denial her lawyer access to the venue of the investigative activities.
“Nothing unexpected has happened to me. Just as I expected. It's hard to believe that in Crimea the court will take the side of the citizen suing the FSS,” commented Bujurova. “Although I understand that this is a lopsided game, that protection of rights is ‘a one-way street’ case, just for those who have power in this territory.”
Crimean law enforcement and judicial authorities has not yet commented on this situation.
It was reported earlier that on November 2, 2015, the Bujurova’s house was searched as part of the criminal case against Lenur Islyamov, owner of ATR TV channel, accused of extremism by the occupation authorities. Lilya Bujurova worked for the channel before her move to Kiev were she created the independent production studio QaraDeniz Production LLC together with Elzara Islyamova, ex-CEO of ATR TV channel.