CHAPAEVSK CITY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE TAKES MEASURES TO CURB THE SPREAD OF EXTREMIST LITERATURE OF LOCAL JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATION
Prosecutor's office of Samara province, 12 October 2016
The prosecutor's office of the city of Chapaevsk, along with the department of the Russian MVD for the city of Chapaevsk, conducted a verification of compliance with the requirements of legislation on combating extremist activity in the local religious organization of Jehovah's Witnesses in the city of Chapaevsk.
In accordance with article 13 of the federal law "On combating extremist activity," the distribution of extremist materials, their production, or their storage for purposes of distribution on the territory of the Russian federation are prohibited.
In the course of conducting the verification in the house of worship of the religious organization of Jehovah's Witnesses in the city of Chapaevsk, extremist materials (books, brochures) that have been included by the Russian Ministry of Justice in the Federal List of Extremist Materials were discovered.
Because of this, on 30 September 2016 the prosecutor of the city opened a case of administrative violation of law under article 20.20 of the Code of Administrative Violation of Law of the RF (storage and distribution of extremist materials) against the legal entity of the Local Religious Organization of Jehovah's Witnesses of the City of Chapaevsk.
The order and materials of the verification were sent to the Chapaevsk city court.
The case of prosecutorial response is at the stage of review. (tr. by PDS, posted 13 October 2-16)
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