Muslim community in Crimea chased by Russian Security Service

Source : 112 Ukraine

Human rights activists state about "preventive conversations" performed by Russian FSB
14:31, 28 September 2015

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Crimean human rights activists report that Russian government and FSB (Federal Security Service) in Crimea interfere in the activities of Muslim religious communities, “According to witnesses, FSB representatives said that members of the Muslim community will have to submit to "preventive conversations" in the Russian FSB,” as said in the statement. Human rights activists said that August 14, Russian FSB arrived to the mosque in Ay-Vasyl (Vasylievka) in Yalta to establish surveillance cameras to counter terrorism.

“Legal base for such an intervention are specific criminal charges against specific individuals, whose status should be determined by the decision of the investigator (as suspected); or the question of banning of the activities of religious organizations in connection with the prohibited activities defined by law. However, none of these bases were not shown by the law enforcers,” note the activists.

"Thus, the video surveillance in the mosque is the Russian authorities' and FSB's intervention into religious ceremony, which violates freedom of conscience and religion," conclude the experts of human rights organization.

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