Posted by: becketfund | September 14, 2009

Azerbaijan: Government Sentences 3 Muslims for Proselytism

YEVLAKH – Three Muslim adherents of the late Turkish theologian Said Nursi were sentenced to between five to seven days in prison for proselytism, Forum 18 reported on September 14.  Police charged them with “hooliganism” but their lawyer Farhat Mamedov argued that talking about one’s beliefs does not equate to “hooliganism.”

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