Oct 20 2014
The pro-Moscow president gives a December deadline for compliance with Russian law: “Hand over Islamic religious texts that are prohibited.” Meanwhile, the Muslim Tatars denounce the campaign. Since annexation to Russia, at least 18 members of the Muslim community have “disappeared.” (ONLY 18?)
(Hopefully, the quran is among those books on the list)
ASIA News The authorities of Crimea (now Russian) have given Muslims three months to voluntarily surrender the literature on Islam, authorized under Ukraine but outlawed by the Russian Federation.
“We call on Muslims in possession of this material to deliver it to the religious authorities over the next three months,” said the president of the Crimea, Sergei Aksenov, as reported by Interfax. Until the end of December the police will not confiscate the “forbidden literature”, but on the first of January, “everything must be in compliance with Russian norms”. He guaranteed that the list of banned books will be published in the press and there will be an awareness raising campaign among the local population.