Lawyer Emil Kurbedinov is obliged to familiarize with the case against Redvan Suleymanov until February 15 under decision of the Kyiv District Court of Simferopol, motivated with the fact that the lawyer is allegedly delaying the case.
“Kyiv District Court of Simferopol set a timeframe for familiarization with the case against Redvan Suleymanov until February 15, considering that I obviously delay the case abusing my rights,” Kurbedinov wrote on his Facebook page.
The lawyer explained that during a search of his office at the time of his arrest on January 26, data storage with all the criminal cases, which he works on, was seized by the FSB, including photographic materials on the criminal case against Redvan Suleymanov.
In this regard, Emil Kurbedinov who was arrested for ten days for administrative offence, needs to restore the materials to continue the work. However, the FSB took advantage of this situation to say that the lawyer is deliberately delaying the case.
February 5, Emil Kurbedinov’s term of detention expired. The Crimean lawyer had been accused of dissemination of extremist materials under the decision of the occupation court. Ukrainian and international public, as well as legal community, recognized that the true reason for the arrest is different, namely, the occupation authorities were trying to withdraw the active defender of the Crimean Tatars political prisoners, the Crimean Muslims, in particular, from the case.
August 10, 2016, the Russian FSB announced its prevention of "terrorist acts" in the occupied Crimea allegedly plotted by the Chief Directorate of Intelligence of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence. Federal Security Service announced the elimination of a certain Ukrainian intelligence agent network on the peninsula. In the case of sabotage seven people were arrested. Evgeny Panov was called the team leader and Andrei Zahtey was announced his accomplice.
Later Russian media began to disseminate information about the detention of a third "saboteur" Redvan Suleymanov who was allegedly hired as a "Ukrainian intelligence agent." He is accused of facilitating the contact between duty service Crimean police with a person from Ukraine who informed that several strategic objects had been undermined in the Crimean territory. Allegedly, as a result, the Russian Federation as well as the FSB, suffered a financial loss of 3 million rubles. Redvan Suleymanov faces 5 years in prison for this.