Russian imam denies extremist activity
Ilkhom Merajov, an imam of the Asian Muslim Administration of Russia, has refused to concede guilt for extremism formations. Merajov and his assistant were suspected of participating in the so-called Nurjular, an international association banned in Russia in 2008. The imam said he was not aware of its illegality.
The operation for disarming members of Nurjular has been ongoing in Novosibirsk since 2009. The organization was created in the region in May 2008 and continued operation until 2011. It published extremist literature and promoted radical ideology.
Posted by: ryuge 2013-02-09