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During a search of the mosque in Koreiz, the urban village on the southern coast of Crimea, the Russian security forces planted a brochure about the book "Fortress of a Muslim," which is recognized extremist and banned in Russia and in the occupied Crimea, the first Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Nariman Jalal informed.

“About a month ago, it was reported that the Russian security forces in Simeiz called in the mosque. Recently it became known that in late October the Russian security forces have raided four mosques: Simeiz, Koreiz, Derekoya and Ai-Vasil. Most likely, in all cases, but I do not know for sure, during a search of the mosque Koreiz (October 27), the security forces had planted a brochure about "Fortress of the Muslim," he wrote on Facebook.

Reportedly, following the search, the Imam was summoned to the court, where the hearing was held on October 28. Security officials offered the Imam to agree with the accusation and get away with a fine. However, he refused and filed an appeal.

The book "Fortress of the Muslim" is listed under the number 3897 in the "Federal list of extremist materials." A Russian court in the capital of Buryatia decided to recognize extremist the publication "Fortress of a Muslim. Appeal to Allah with prayers. Treatment with conspiracies, found in the Qur'an and Sunnah" by Ali bin Vahf al-Qahtani.

For the first time, "Fortress of a Muslim" was banned by the Orenburg Leninsky District Court in March 2012. Three years later, after the intervention of the spiritual leaders of the Russian Umma, the Regional Court in its decision removed the book from the list of extremist materials.

November 17, the security forces conducted searches in the village of Sofiyivka in Simferopol district in the house of the businessman Jusuf-aga and in the village of Otradnoe in Bakhchsarai district in the house of a welder Sheriff Ganiev. When broke into the entrepreneur's house, the officials put everyone on their knees and forbade them to use their phones.

Following the annexation of Crimea, mass searches of independent journalists, the Crimean Tatar activists and Mejlis members have become common. The so-called case of "Hizb ut-Tahrir" has become the hallmark of the FSB struggle against Muslim dissidents in Crimea.  

Despite the UN resolution on occupation of Crimea, Russia continues repression against the Crimean Tatars.

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