World Bulletin / News Desk
Six Muslims in Perm in the Urals region were convicted in December 2014 after a police and FSB raid in 2013.
The six muslim men were convicted after meeting to study the works of the late Turkish Muslim theologian Said Nursi, many of whose books have been banned in Russian translation.
Two other criminal trials – in Ulyanovsk and Krasnoyarsk – are underway. One of the Ulyanovsk defendants, Bagir Kazikhanov, spent more than 6 months in pre-trial detention in 2014.
Shortly before the Perm verdicts, another Muslim in Rostov-on-Don was found guilty of the same charges and also fined.
Magistrate Aleksandr Gulin found Ertugrul Ergin, a Turkish citizen, Elnur Kerimov, and Aleksei Tashchevikov guilty of the organisation of "extremist" activities under Article 282.2, Part 1, and fined them each 100,000 Roubles. Ramil Kerimov, Azad Tadzhiev, Azerbaijani citizens and Rasul Magomedov, a Russian national, were found guilty of participation in an "extremist organisation" under Article 282.2, Part 2, and each fined 30,000 Roubles.Last Mod: 03 Şubat 2015, 17:38