(QHA) -

The court hearing on Ismet Yuksel's claim against Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) was postponed till Jan 26, as the FSB representatives were absent at the hearing, Yuksel’s lawyer Illarion Vasilyev said to QHA.

As Crimean News Agency earlier reported, Ismet Yuksel has filed a suit against Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), which had banned him from entering Crimea for 5 years.

Simferopol court has dismissed the suit referring to formalities in the documents.

Ismet Yuksel, the general coordinator of QHA Crimean News Agency, has been banned from entering Crimea for five years after being turned back on August 9th [2014] when he tried to enter Crimea from mainland Ukraine.

Yuksel is the third prominent Crimean Tatar to be barred since Crimea’s unification with Russia. Crimean Tatar leader and Ukrainian MP Mustafa Jemilev and head of the Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov were also accused of extremist activity and banned from entering Crimean for 5 years.