Crimean High School in Tankovoye village reportedly was searched September 9, journalists say. Meanwhile the director of the High School denies the reports.
According to school stuff, 2 men dressed in civilian, came to the school and headed directly to the school library. In a result of the search 3 books, belonging to the Russia federal list of banned literature, were found. The school stuff, however, claims the books were put secretly.
Director of Crimean High School Memet Kangiev denied the reports, saying this was scheduled inspection.
This is not the first case of the searches, conducted in Crimea. Earlier police and officers of Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) have searched Crimean madrassas (Muslim religious schools) and houses of Muslims for banned literature.
As Russia’s Federal List of Extremist Materials comes into effect in the region, a number of Islamic religious books, that under Ukrainian law was deemed legal, have now been outlawed.
The Federal List of Extremist Materials was compiled by the Russian Ministry of Justice on July 14, 2007 and contained 1,058 items as of December 25, 2011. Producing, storing or distributing the materials on the list is an offense in Russia.
Russia annexed Crimea in March, following Crimean referendum.