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Editor-in-chief of Crimean Tatar newspaper "Avdet" received "black spot" from Federal Security Service

18.09.2014, 15:53

On September 17, the Federal Security Service summoned the editor-in-chief of the Crimean Tatar newspaper «Avdet» Shevket Kaibullayev to hand him the official warning «about inadmissibility of action that create conditions for committing crimes, whose investigation is under mandate of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation. This was reported by Krym.Realii.

The document he received read, ‘the Federal Security Service was informed that the citizen of Ukraine Shevket Kaibullayev as the editor-in-chief of the newspaper «Avdet» on June 23, 2014, allowed publication of the text that contained «concealed calls to abstain from participation in the elections, as well as the intention to obstruct the lawful activities of the bodies of state power, bodies of local self government and election committees».

The Federal Security Service believes that such action on his behalf «creates conditions for committing a crime and public calls to extremist actions.»

Also, the editorial office of the newspaper «Avdet» was given 24 hours to vacate the premises on Schmidt Street.

When asked by Krym.Realii, what the editorial office intends to do, the editor-in-chief answered that as of now they intend to keep working.

On September 16, the building of Nedzhlis of the Crimean Tatar people and the editorial office of its official newspaper ‘Avdet’ located in its building were searched by the officers of the Federal Security Service. 

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