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The lawyer of the Crimean Muslims Emil Kurbedinov got back the equipment seized during a search of the house at the time of his arrest on January 26, journalist Anton Naumlyuk reported.

According to him, when returning the equipment, the FSB officers were interested in the content of documents relating to his professional activities and bearing attorney-client privilege.

“Emil Kurbedinov got back the equipment seized during a search of home on January 26. "They asked about literature and documents stored on the computer. They are all related to my professional activities, or refer to the case files together with the expertise." Naumlyuk reported citing the lawyer.

Earlier, on February 15 Department for countering extremism of the Russian Interior Ministry ("E" Center) summoned lawyers Kurbedinov and Semedlyaev allegedly for receiving a written explanations on the ongoing administrative investigation.

Previously, January 26, 2017 morning wave of searches swept through Bakhchisarai. After the FSB had taken Crimean Tatar activist Seyran Saliev, it was reported of a search in the office of the Crimean lawyers Emil Kurbedinov and Eden Semedlyaev.
The occupants accused Kurbedinov of violation the Article 20.3 of the RF Administrative Code (Propaganda or 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 law)  for the publication of in the social network of 2013. Kurbedinov pleaded guilty in part, noting that he posted the publication, but was not engaged in propaganda he is charged with. The court found him guilty and arrested for 10 days. Arrest expired on 5 February.

Photo: Anton Naumlyuk

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