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WorldAsiaA Volgograd resident suspected of burning the Quran was taken to Chechnya

A Volgograd resident suspected of burning the Quran was taken to Chechnya

Volgograd resident Nikita Zhuravel, suspected of burning the Quran near a mosque, was taken to a remand center in the city of Grozny. On this subject informed RIA News.

The published video shows that near the remand center, the detainee was greeted by people carrying posters “Do not touch the Quran”, “People’s Court for a Satanist”, “Russia is a country of religions”.

“The Quran is the life of every Muslim, so locals came here to protest the attacks on the feelings of believers. Security is 100% provided by law enforcement, there is no need to worry about the violation of the rights of the detainee”, – declared said TASS Commissioner for Human Rights in Chechnya Mansur Soltaev

On May 21, the Investigative Committee (CI) announced that it had opened a criminal case against Nikita Zhuravel, a 19-year-old resident of Volgograd.

“No later than May 19, 2023, Zhuravel, while in the area of ​​the Mosque-Cathedral, located along Povorinskaya Street in the city of Volgograd, burned the Quran,” the committee said. ‘investigation.

According to the agency, Zhuravel posted a video of the Quran burning on a portal controlled by the Ukrainian Armed Forces Psychological Information and Operations Center. The Investigative Committee also claims that the detainee confessed to being involved in “another collaborative assistance” in Kiev – the video filming of military installations.

A criminal case was opened under part 2 of article 148 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Public actions clearly expressing a lack of respect for society and committed with the aim of insulting the religious feelings of believers ). President of SC Alexander Bastrykin handed over investigation material in Chechnya.

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