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Russian Authorities Arrest Crimean Tatar Lawyer While Representing His Clients

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Edem Semdlyaev, Simferopol, Crimea 2021 © 2021 Crimean Solidarity Yesterday, Russian authorities arbitrarily arrested lawyer Edem Semedlyaev, while he was advising clients at a police station, who themselves had been arbitrarily arrested. Today court released Semedlyaev pending review of the charges. Semedlyaev is one of the few lawyers who continue to risk working on politically sensitive cases in Crimea.  Semedlyaev arrived at the police station in Simferopol on Monday afternoon, to provide legal representation for Crimean Tatars detained earlier that day. The…

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