(QHA) -

A complaint against Crimean Tatar Avdet newspaper was lodged to Roskomnadzor -- Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media, chief editor of Avdet Shevket Kaybullaev said this to QHA.

Thursday, July 24, Kaybullaev was summoned to Crimean FSB office (Russian Federal Security Service) and was informed about the complaint.

“The complaint was lodged by some Rinat Shaymardanov, who accused Avdet newspaper of publishing extremist materials, among them information about Mejlis’s decision to boycott Parliament elections”- Kaybullaev noted, adding that same complaint was lodged against another Crimean Tatar Qirim newspaper.

Kaybullaev, however, assured that Avdet will not change its editorial policy.

To recall, Prosecutor’s office of Simferopol has earlier shouted a warning to chief editor of Crimean Tatar Avdet newspaper Shevket Kaybullaev for “extremism propaganda”.

Avdet newspaper is a press organ of Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people, being published from June 15, 1990.

Note: The Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media -- Roskomnadzor -- is a federal executive body responsible for overseeing the media, including the electronic media, and mass communications, information technology and telecommunications; overseeing compliance with the law protecting the confidentiality of personal data being processed; and organising the work of the radio-frequency service.

QHA