Crimean Tatar accused of illegal missionary activity in the occupied Crimea

April 12, 2022

In April, in Dzhankoi, occupied Crimea, the so-called prosecutor’s office accused the Crimean Tatar Emir Medzhytov of illegal missionary activity. On April 12, the magistrates court will begin consideration of the case materials. It was reported by the Crimean Solidarity public association.

It is noted that the case of an administrative offense under Article 5.26 Part 4 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation (Implementation of missionary activities in violation of the requirements of legislation on freedom of conscience, freedom of religion and religious associations) against a man was opened on March 23, 2022 in the prosecutor’s office of Dzhankoi.

The police write that as a result of the check, it was established that Emir Medzhitov in the mosque carried out religious activities, while not being a member or head of a religious organization, and also did not have a document confirming the authority to carry out missionary activities.