Pre-trial preparation on Jemilev’s action to be held May 18

The court hearing of Mustafa Jemilev’s case against FSB is scheduled for May 23.

16 May 2016 12:16

Pre-trial preparation of case in the action by Mustafa Jemilev, Leader of the Crimean Tatar people, against the FSB (Russian Security Forces) is due to be held at the Moscow City Court (MCC) on May 18, the lawyer Mark Feigin posted on his Facebook page.

“The MCC informs that pre-trial preparation of a civil case at the request of M. Jemilev to invalidate the decision of the Russian FSB is scheduled for 18.05.2016,” reads the notice.

He also noted that the hearing of the case will take place on May 23.

In 2014, Mustafa Jemilev tried to enter the territory of the peninsula, but the Russian border guards told him that he could not cross the border of the Russian Federation until 2019. Later, the Kiev District Court of Simferopol in absentia arrested Jemilev. A criminal case under three articles of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation was initiated against the Leader of the Crimean Tatars people.

According to Jemilev’s lawyer Mark Feigin, as of now, “no one has seen the document banning Mustafa Jemilev from entering Crimea.”

In preparation for the court hearing the representative of the Russian Federal Security Service said that the information about the secrecy of the requested document is being clarified.