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 Arrest of Kurbedinov and Saliev flags deterioration of human rights in occupied Crimea, - US Ambassador Yovanovitch

United States Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch says the arrest of Crimean Tatar lawyer Emil Kurbedinov and activist Seiran Saliev is another example of poor human rights situation in occupied Crimea Russia.

Censor.NET reports citing the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine Twitter page.

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"Ambassador Yovanovitch: Arrest of Crimean Tatar lawyer Kurbedinov and activist Saliev is yet another example of deteriorating human rights in occupied Crimea," the statement reads.

On Jan. 26, Russian occupants detained lawyer Emil Kurbedinov, who defends the rights of members of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars, conducted searches at his office and house.

Later, Kurbedinov was sent in a 10-day custody.

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On Jan. 26, activist Seiran Saliev, indicted on charges of extremism, was put under a 12-day arrest by the Bakhchysarai "court."
 
 
 
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