BELGOROD CUSTOMS OFFICERS FIND FORBIDDEN BOOK IN POSSESSION OF UKRAINIAN CITIZEN
Social Media News, 25 September 2019
According to information of the press service of regional customs, the "Sacred Scripture—New World Translation," which has been on the list of extremist materials since July 2018, was discovered in the automobile of a citizen of Ukraine.
The book was discovered by an inspector of the customs post and personnel of the department for the struggle with especially dangerous forms of contraband during the procedure of customs control at the motor vehicle crossing point of the Proletarian customs post. According to information of the agency, the book is used in religious activity by Jehovah's Witnesses, who are banned in Russia.
Now the publication has been confiscated and sent for expert analysis. Two administrative cases have been opened: for lack of or inaccurate declaration of goods and for noncompliance with prohibitions and/or restrictions on the import of goods into the customs territory of the [Eurasian] Customs Union. (tr. by PDS, posted 25 September 2019)
UKRAINIAN WITH EXTREMIST LITERATURE CAUGHT AT BORDER OF BELGOROD OBLAST
Bel.ru, 25 September 2019
Customs officers made a discovery in a passenger car of the citizen.
A foreign car of a man who was traveling from Russia to Ukraine was stopped for inspection at a customs post in Proletariat. In the car's passenger compartment customs officers found a book from the Federal List of Extremist Materials.
As noted in the press service of the Belgorod customs, the literature that was found is used widely in the religious organization of Jehovah's Witnesses (banned and considered extremist in Russia by decision of the Supreme Court of 20 April 2017).
For the failure to declare goods, a determination was issued for opening an administrative case on the basis of part 1 of article 16.2 of the Code of Administrative Violations of Law of the RF. For noncompliance with prohibitions on the import or export of goods from the territory of the [Eurasian] Customs Union, a charging document was composed on the basis of article 16.3 of the CAVL RF.
The forbidden book was confiscated and sent for expert analysis. (tr. by PDS, posted 25 September 2019)
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