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Crimean occupier authorities divide Muslims into right and wrong, - Attorney

16 April, 13:20
Another case was instituted against imam in occupied Crimea on charges of illegal missionary activity. Attorney Emil Kurbedinov is convinced this is done to divide Crimean Muslims into "right" and "wrong" ones.

Another case was instituted against imam in occupied Crimea on charges of illegal missionary activity. Attorney Emil Kurbedinov is convinced this is done to divide Crimean Muslims into "right" and "wrong" ones.

"Crimean solidarity" has reported about it on Facebook.

“At the imam's request, we arrived at the Sovietsky district prosecutor's office. Khalilov Dliaver is a local mosque imam. Of course, we all see the tendency that has emerged in the Crimea: to hold Muslims accountable for illegal missionary activities,” Kurbedinov said.

According to the lawyer, these administrative cases are intended to take control of all Muslims and divide them into "right" and "wrong" ones: "We perfectly understand who can be discerned behind these cases, which they are massively imposing on Muslims in the attempt to hype them up. This is nothing but discrimination on religious grounds. Divide Muslims into "right" and "wrong", assigning a leader for the "right" Muslims so that he was the only one to decide - who can pray, who can perform prayers, sermons, who can perform Islamic rites, etc. ".

The defender proclaimed his intention to inform relevant international bodies about all the facts of discrimination against Muslims of Crimea.

"This is another case in the treasure box of the evidence we provide to international organizations about discrimination on religious grounds present here," Kurbedinov stressed.

The procedure for drawing up the record in the case of Imam Khalilov is scheduled for April 16. Based on the lawyer's petition, the hearing was postponed due to the need to provide a translator, as Dliaver Khalilov "does not speak fluent Russian, especially as regards legal terms."

As it was reported, on March 3, the imam of the Simferopol mosque of Rasim Dervishev, accused of "illegal missionary activity" was imposed a fine of RUR 5000 (almost UAH 2000).

On April 1, the occupying power instituted an administrative case against Imam Yusuf Ashirov, who represents an officially registered Muslim community in Alushta. This is reported by Ukrinform.