Crimean ‘Prosecutor's office’ institutes a case against Imam for preaching in a mosque
In the occupied Crimea, an imam was brought to administrative responsibility for preaching in a mosque.
This is reported by Glavcom citing the Crimean solidarity.
Imam Ablyakimov Galiev was accused by the prosecutor's office of "missionary activities in violation of legal requirements." According to public defender Seitosman Karaliyev, a mosque in the village of Dachne near Sudak is listed as the "crime scene".
Galiev does not deny that he preached in the mosque, but he disagrees with the accusations of "illegal missionary activities". Attempts to bring to "administrative responsibility" are seen as having political implications.
According to the Crimean solidarity, this is not the first instance of persecution of imams in the occupied Crimea. During the year, the occupation "authorities" fined two more Crimean imams.