26.01.17 16:42

Lawyer Kurbedinov charged with extremist propaganda over Facebook video, - journalist

Kurbedinov was arrested in Crimea this morning.

As reported by Censor.NET referring to journalist Anton Naumliuk's Facebook page, lawyer Emil Kurbedinov has been indicted for an offense.

"Lawyer Emil Kurbedinov is charged with an offense under article 20.3 (propaganda or public display of Nazi paraphernalia or symbols, or paraphernalia or symbols similar to Nazi paraphernalia or symbols, or paraphernalia or symbols of extremist organizations) of the Code of Administrative Offences of the Russian Federation for posting a video of a Hizb ut-Tahrir rally in Crimea on Facebook in 2013," Naumliuk said.

He faces up to 15 days in jail or a fine of up to 100,000 rubles ($1,550).

Watch more: Russian occupant authorities in Crimea bring lawyer Kurbedinov to "court" to impose pre-trial restriction: security stepped up outside courthouse as activists gather for support. PHOTOS+VIDEO

On Jan. 26, the FSB detained lawyer Emil Kurbedinov en route to the house of activist Seiran Saliev, searched by law enforcers.
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