Posted by: becketfund | February 23, 2010

Russia: Government Detains 3 for Reading Muslim Theologian

KRAZNOYARSK – Following a night raid on 20 homes in Krasnoyarsk on February 16 by the Russian FSB security service, three individuals accused of reading the late Turkish Muslim theologian Said Nursi were detained for 36 hours, Forum 18 reported on February 23.  The three individuals have learnt that they may now face religious extremism charges for reading the Muslim theologian, a sentence that carries a maximum three-year jail term.


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