Prosecutors claim Kavkaz Center's Twitter is extremist
GROZNY, July 4 (RAPSI) - Chechen prosecutors have appealed to a court to have the Kavkaz Center's Twitter account declared extremist, the Chechen prosecutor's office reported on Thursday.
The Kavkaz Center, an "international news agency covering events in the Islamic world, Chechnya and Russia" whose principal Internet provider is located in Stockholm, Sweden, was put on the UN Security Council's sanctions list in July 2011. Nevertheless, it has continued its activities.
"The Prosecutor's Office has filed a request with the Zavodskoi District Court of Grozny after finding that the Kavkaz Center has a registered Twitter account," the prosecutor's office said in a statement.
According to the statement, the account is used "to popularize extremist and terrorist material."
In September 2012, the Nikulinsky District Court in Moscow declared the Kavkaz Center's website to be extremist.
In December 2012, the Russian Foreign Ministry requested that Sweden close down the website and extradite Eldar Zamzin, a member of the radical Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir, to Russia.