Justice Ministry seeks to strip lawyer of license for sharia statements
MOSCOW, May 4 - RAPSI. The Justice Ministry's Main Directorate in Moscow has filed a petition with Moscow City Bar Association head Henri Reznik to strip Dagir Khasavov of his lawyer's license after he said in an interview that Russia should open a sharia court, the Prosecutor General's Office reports on Friday.
The petition was lodged after the Moscow Prosecutor's Office investigated an interview on the Ren-TV channel in which Khasavov proposed establishing a Muslim union to protect Muslim rights and to open a sharia court, the Prosecutor General's Office said.
The prosecutor's office found that Khasavov sought to incite national hatred and to insult people of other religions. The prosecutor's office concluded that his statements could be considered an incitement of extremism.