Mosque Raid Causes Outrage

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St. Petersburg times:

By Sergey Chernov

The St. Petersburg Times

Published: February 13, 2013 (Issue # 1746)

 

ALEXANDER BELENKY / SPT

Law enforcement officers arrested hundreds of migrant workers at Apraksin Dvor on Friday. Seven have been deported.

Human rights organizations in Russia, Tajikistan and Georgia on Tuesday protested mass arrests and reported harassment and beatings of mostly Central Asian and North Caucasus migrant workers during Friday’s raid on a marketplace in central St. Petersburg.

They are demanding a thorough investigation by Russian and Tajik authorities into the actions of law-enforcement officers who raided Apraksin Dvor, the marketplace in downtown St. Petersburg, during a service at a mosque on the market’s territory.

The Investigative Committee put the number of those detained at 271, but Fontanka.ru reported that “no less than 700” had been arrested, while human rights activists say that the number of arrests could be as high as 1,000.

Officially, the raid was part of a criminal investigation into “public incitement to terrorist activities or public justification of terrorism” and “inciting hatred or hostility as well as humiliation of human dignity” and was conducted jointly by several law enforcement agencies, including the Federal Security Service (FSB) and counter-extremism Center E. Smaller raids were held elsewhere in the city.

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5 Responses to Mosque Raid Causes Outrage

  1. Richard says:

    Russia is still Russia and the investigation will go no where.

  2. Hamid says:

    The West should emulate Russia’s methods when dealing with similar cases

  3. DP111 says:

    Richard

    The investigation will find out who the protesters were, and they too will find room in the cold vast areas of Russia.

  4. Richard says:

    If the protesters are lucky that is what will happen.

  5. hans says:

    Outrage should be what this Fascist muslim scum are doing on a daily basis in entire Europe!!
    Russia did what the rest of the civilised World should do, kick and beating back for a change and shoot them out of our continent and never let them in again!!
    No business anymore, no products, no technology and not a dime!!
    We should use different fuell for our planes, cars and energy-centrals, because there is already a long time ago an alternativ.

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