Muslim believers blocked by law enforcers at the mosque in Moscow. Photo: screenshot of the video posted on the Telegram channel "Спросите у Расула" (Ask Rasul)

25 August 2019, 11:37

Detained parishioners of Moscow mosque complain about beating

On August 23, law enforcers checked documents of Muslim believers at the mosque in Moscow, after which they made detentions, including of natives of the Caucasus. One of them said that all the detainees received electric shocks, and two men were beaten up.

According to Almaz Abdrakhmanov, a deputy chairman of the "Seventh Generation" organization, armed law enforcers in masks prevented parishioners from leaving the mosque after Friday prayer, and forced them to present documents at the exit. Everyone who tried to film their actions or asked questions was detained.

Muslim, 65, a Muslim from Moscow, has noted that none of the law enforcers introduced himself to the parishioners and the Imam.

One of the mosque employees has noted that earlier law enforcers' actions against the Muslim community were more frequent and harsher. According to his story, Muslims are pretty sick and tired of such checks.

Bilyal, one of the detainees, a native of Dagestan, told about bullying by law enforcers.

"They insulted us and Islam, and provoked us; everyone just received an electric shock strike at the exit from the bus," he said.

Earlier, the "Caucasian Knot" reported that in the vicinity of the "Tangim" mosque in Makhachkala, law enforcers were regularly conducting Friday raids and periodically detained believers.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on August 24, 2019 at 11:22 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Rustam Djalilov; Source: CK correspondent

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