ADHERENTS OF SALAFI IDEOLOGY FROM KIRGIZIA ARRESTED IN CHELIABINSK PROVINCE
Interfax-Russia.ru, 3 August 2016
Two citizens of Kirgizia were fined and deported beyond the boundaries of the Russian federation and banned from entry for a long period for disseminating Salafi ideology in Cheliabinsk province.
The press service of the Border Directorate of the Russian FSB for the region told the Interfax-Ural news agency that two adherents of the extremist movement undertook attempts to organize pseudo-missionary activity.
"The ideas of Salafism were explained in rented apartments to citizens who had fallen under their influence and support for the ideas of armed jihad and of intolerance toward representatives of other religions was expressed," the news agency's source said.
He added that, as a rule, the meetings were attended by no more than five persons. The small number of participants allowed them to exert maximum psychological impact on them.
The citizens of Kirgizia were arrested by personnel of the Border Directorate of the FSB for Cheliabinsk province. One of them had previously been held administratively responsible for violation of migration legislation of the Russian federation, the news agency's source specified. (tr. by PDS, posed 4 August 2016)
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