The FSB officials brought together all the Imams in the Leninsky district for the so-called preventive talks about the recently adopted "Yarovaya’s legislative package." The officials stated that without registration of all Muslim communities, traditional prayer services will be considered illegal according to a Crimean Tatar activist Lenora Dulber.
Moreover, the authorities are collecting information on all the Imams, Mullahs, leaders of the Muslim communities and even individuals, who wash corpses and dig graves, informs the First Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Nariman Jelal.
A Mufti of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Ukraine "UMMA" Said Ismagilov, in an exclusive comment to QHA, said that in countries like Russia everything out of the powers’ sight raises concerns. He stressed that the Russian government forbids things that were allowed even in the Soviet Union.He believes that Russia is gradually coming to a complete dictatorship. According to him, the Russian authorities not only violate the basic principles of human rights and freedoms, including the right to freedom of religion, liberty to maintain one’s customs and traditions, but it also entrenches upon the inner family religious.