Yuksel's case marked "top secret", transferred to Moscow city court

28 January 2015 14:03

Criminal case of Ismet Yuksel, who launched a suit against Russian FSB—Federal Security Council—for his ban from entering Crimea was transferred to Moscow city court, classified “top secret”.

“Russia’s FSB documents, which are a state secret will be given to investigate the case, in particular the ban on a foreign citizen from entering Russian Federation, approved 30.06.2014”- reads the statement of the court.

Ismet Yuksel, Mejlis Advisor on Affairs with Turkey, the general coordinator of Crimean News Agency, was banned from entering Crimea for five years after being turned back on August 9th when he tried to enter Crimea from mainland Ukraine.

The authorities gave Yuksek no reason when he was turned away along with his family as they were returning from Turkey.

Yuksel has brought a lawsuit against FSB over his ban.

Yuksel is the third prominent Crimean Tatar to be barred from Crimea since its unification with Russia in March, along with Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Jemilev and head of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis Refat Chubarov. All of them are accused of “extremist activity and inciting interethnic hatred”.