SIMFEROPOL (QHA) -

Officers of Crimean Prosecutor office have searched the library of Crimean Engineering and Pedagogical University (CEPU) for banned literature.

According to University’s stuff,5 prosecutor officers arrived to CEPU, examined the fund of Islamic literature, and some of Internet sites.

Moreover, the Prosecutor officers wanted to inspect the funds of Crimean Tatar and Turkish departments of the University.

Number of Islamic religious books that under Ukrainian law were deemed legal turned to be banned in Russia. 

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.

Islamic books that have been banned include the work of popular 20th century Turkish scholar Said Nursi and the famous 'Fortress of the Muslim' book of supplications of the Prophet Muhammad, which was collected by ancient Muslim scholar Saeed bin Ali bin Wahf Al-Qahtani. A certain biography of the Prophet Muhammad is also banned.

Russia annexed Crimea in March, following Crimean referendum on peninsula’s status, a move that is not recognized by Kyiv and Western countries.

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