Russian Federation/Ukraine: Further information: Human rights lawyer disbarred in Crimea: Lilia Hemedzhy

Lilia Hemedzhy, a lawyer representing Crimean Tatars, has been disbarred, from the Bar Association of the Chechen Republic, in retaliation for her work in Russian-occupied Crimea. Previously, her request to be transferred to the Bar Association of Crimea had been arbitrarily declined. This decision bars her from defending members of Crimean Tatar community in criminal proceedings.

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