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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.

“Today, the staff of the center to counter extremism brought such a subpoena to Eden Semedlyaev and me. I do not know which new case against my colleagues and me they decided to investigate, but I would say, that all the equipment from our office with information containing lawyer’s secret, is still confiscated by the special services,” Kurbedinov informed on his Facebook page.

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.

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