Kiev. March 6. INTERFAX – the security Service of Ukraine under the procedural leadership of the Kiev local Prosecutor’s office No. 7 conducted searches in the premises of public organizations in Kiev and Poltava in connection with the possible distribution of works containing propaganda of violence.
As the press service of the Kiev Prosecutor’s office, searches were conducted Tuesday in the framework of criminal proceedings initiated under part 1 of article 300 of the criminal code of Ukraine (importation, manufacture or distribution of works which propagandize the cult of violence and cruelty).
“The results of the searches of the seized works containing propaganda of the cult of violence, cruelty, racial, national or religious intolerance and discrimination, as evidenced by the conclusions of the expert studies as well as other types of literature, which will be assigned to the examination. The total number of recovered specimens is about 100 units,” – said in the message.
Pre-trial investigation in criminal proceedings proceeds.
As told by the Internet edition “Ukrainian truth” responsible for public relations of the Islamic cultural center Oleg Guzik, law enforcement officers at 6:00 conducted parallel searches at the Islamic cultural centre and home of a person who works at the center librarian.
“Was seized from the literature that several years ago a court decision was denied”, he said.
O. Guzik noted that these were books with radical Muslim views. “We knew that such books are banned and confiscated it from their centers. Where we got it, we don’t know, perhaps planted by someone,” – said the representative of the centre.
He added that the banned literature militiamen found not only in the center, but also at home under the fridge with the librarian and in the store within the cultural centre.
“Interestingly, the literature seized in the shop were in Arabic. There do not sells books in Arabic language – only Ukrainian and Russian,” he said.
O. Guzik noted that the representatives of the centre do not share the views described in the literature, and added that a few months ago, similar raids took place in Sumy and Zhytomyr Islamic communities.