Today, the FSS (Federal Security Service) investigators have searched the house of Elzara Islyamova, CEO of QARADENIZ Production studio, in a criminal case against Lenur Islyamov, owner of ATR TV channel, 15minut agency reports citing Jemil Temishev, Elzara Islyamova’s lawyer, as saying. 

“They searched for documents, confirming the involvement of anyone in criminal activity of Lenur Islyamov. However, they found nothing. Elzara Islyamova behaved peacefully and the investigator did not give cause to be nervous or worry,” he said.

It is reported that the search lasted for an hour and a half. The investigator and the operational staff behaved quite correctly, and even allowed the lawyer to be present during the search.

“This time, in my opinion, the investigative actions were carried out without violations, in a very correct manner, and I have no claims to the investigation. Of course, searching is unpleasant action, but as far as possible, all rights have been respected - said Temishev.

QHA news agency tried to reach Elzara Islyamova for comment, but her assistant picked up the phone and said that Islyamova was in a meeting. The agency will later contact her to get comments on the search.

Reference: QARADENIZ Production studio was established on the basis of ATR media holding owned by Lenur Islyamov.