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 Crimean Tatar journalist Zair Kadyrov apprehended in Russian-occupied Crimea

Crimean journalist Zair Kadyrov, attendee of the hearing of the case regarding “mass riots of Feb. 26”, was detained by the Center for Counteraction of Extremism outside the building of the Supreme Court of Crimea in the Russian-occupied Crimea.

This was stated by Emil Kurbedinov, a lawyer of Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ahtem Chiygoz, accused of "organizing and participating in mass riots on Feb. 26", Censor.NET reports citing the Center for Investigative Reporting.

"Zair showed his ID (there is relevant video) but nevertheless there were attempts to place him in a car to take to the Center for Counteraction of Extremism. After the attempts to take Zair had failed, he was taken to the administrative building of the police located in front of the Supreme Court of Crimea," Kurbedinov wrote on Facebook.

Read more: Another Tatar, Ernest Abliazimov, went missing in occupied Crimea

It should be reminded that Jan. 15, the Supreme Court of Crimea occupied by the Russian Federation is hearing the case concerning the events that took place Feb 26, 2014, when several thousand supporters of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis and "Russian Unity" gathered outside Crimean Parliament. The rallies were organized by Head of the Mejlis Refat Chubarov and leader of the "Russian Unity" Sergei Aksenov. Two people were killed as a result of clashes then. The Russia's Investigative Committee initiated criminal investigation into this case.

 
 
 
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