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A case against Imam for “illegal missionary activity” brought in Crimea

16 January, 10:11
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In Crimea, the Prosecutor's Office has instituted a second administrative case for allegedly conducting "illegal missionary activity".

In Crimea, the Prosecutor's Office has instituted a second administrative case for allegedly conducting "illegal missionary activity".

According to defence lawyer of Aider Azamatov, a case was filed against the Imam of the mosque on Mokrousov street in Akmesjit / Simferopil (Simferopol) Rasym Dervishev. According to the ruling, the offense consisted of conducting a Friday sermon and prayer.

"They recorded it on camera and now charge the Imam with an administrative offense. It is not considered to be a missionary activity. I believe that this way they just want to put pressure on the Imam. The Imam said that these were ordinary parishioners of the mosque and there is no one to carry out their "missionary activities" here. Today at 14: 30 there will be a court session on this case in the justice court", Azamatov added.

Earlier, a similar administrative case was opened by the justice court of the Crimean capital against the Imam of the Salgir Baba mosque in the village of Zarihcne, Simferopol district. Later, the judge decided to return the case materials to the official who drew up the report.