Russian prosecutors appeal court ruling labelling Muslim book extremist
MOSCOW, September 14 (RAPSI) – The Prosecutor’s Office in the Far Eastern city of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk appealed a court ruling that labelled as extremist a book containing quotes and commentary on verses from the Quran, RIA Novosti reported on Monday.
“Due to a discrepancy in the court’s conclusions and the facts of the matter, on September 11, 2015 the Yuznho-Sakhalinsk Prosecutor’s Office filed an appeal with the judicial board for administrative cases against the ruling of the Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk City Court of August 12, 2015 which declared the book “Plea (Dua) to God: Its Role and Place in Islam” extremist material,” the Prosecutor’s Office spokesperson said.
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov earlier called on holding the Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Court judge and prosecutor liable for their decision. Marina Gridneva, a representative of the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office, said legal issues concerned with declaring religious books extremist should be reviewed within a legal context.