Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Russian Appeals Court Says Qur'an Translation Is Not Extremist Publication

RAPSI reported yesterday that in Russia, the Krasnodar Territorial Court has reversed the controversial ruling by the Novorossiisk District Court that had banned an abridged Russian translation of the Qur'an by Azerbaijani philosopher Elmir Kuliyev.  The lower court had held that the translation should be banned under the federal law barring extremist materials, and that copies of it should be destroyed. (See prior posting.) The Territorial Court has refused to declare the translation an extremist work.