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Citizen journalist Lutfiye Zudieva detained in occupied Crimea

22.02.2024, 12:05

The Russian occupiers searched the home of "Crimean Solidarity" activist, citizen journalist Lutfiye Zudieva. After the search, she was taken to the counter-extremism center, but later released, reports the civil society initiative "Crimean Solidarity".

In the morning, a car with no license plates drove up to her house. Four masked men got out and entered the house. They refused to explain what was happening, did not respond to a couple's request to let their son into the building and pushed out an elderly woman.

The police officers were also filming the people who gathered at the scene of the search.

Later, lawyers Emil Kurbedinov and Edem Semedliaev arrived. They tried to enter the house, but were not allowed to do so.

After the unlawful search, the occupiers lead Lutfiye Zudieva away.

According to the occupiers, they took her to the counter-extremism center.

"Today at 6 o'clock in the morning I woke up from loud footsteps. Looking in the camera, I realized that they were police. They jumped over the fence, opened the gate and entered the front yard. They knocked on the door loudly. I asked them to wait, because we were getting dressed. They showed us an inspection warrant from the Kyiv District Court. But in practice it was a search, they dug around everywhere, forced us to pull out our things to examine them," commented the activist's husband, Seitasan Chykiev.

The occupiers carrying out the search seized the video surveillance recorder, all the phones, flash drives and a laptop from Lutfiye Zudieva's house.

Later, Lutfiye Zudieva was released from the Center for Combating Extremism.

Lutfiye Zudieva has already been detained by the occupiers in June 2023. Back then, she was fined 12 thousand rubles.

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