Date of hearing into Jemilev’s case not specified

The date of the next hearing into the case over the ban on Mustafa Jemilev entering Crimea at the Moscow City Court is not known, since the process is classified.

26 April 2016 11:11

Mark Feigin, representing the interests of Mustafa Jemilev, Leader of the Crimean Tatar people and Ukrainian MP, said that the date of the hearing into a classified case "Jemilev against the FSB" (Russian Federal Security Service) is still unknown, according to Ukrinform.

“After the case of the ban on entry of Mustafa Jemilev to the territory of Crimea was classified and sent to the Moscow City Court, we have not yet been informed of the next court hearing date,” said Feigin.

According to him, the fact that the process is made closed because of a "state secret" complicates the upcoming process of filing documents with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).

“How can I appeal to the ECHR a document, which copy I have not submitted to? And this is the situation with the act of ban on entry of Mustafa Jemilev to the territory of Crimea. But do not worry – we’ll be working on it,” said the lawyer.

In 2014, Mustafa Jemilev tried to enter the territory of the peninsula, but the Russian border guards told him that he could not cross the border of the Russian Federation until 2019. Later, the Kiev District Court of Simferopol in absentia arrested Jemilev. A criminal case under three articles of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation was initiated against the Leader of the Crimean Tatars people.

According to Jemilev’s lawyer Mark Feigin, as of now, no one has seen the document banning Mustafa Jemilev from entering Crimea.”

In preparation for the court hearing the representative of the Russian Federal Security Service said that the information about the secrecy of the requested document is being clarified.

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