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Russia: 600 Muslims arrested by police in Moscow mosque


AA / Moscow

Russian police on Friday arrested 600 Muslims in a mosque near the capital, Moscow.

According to the Russian News Agency TASS, citing the detainee’s lawyer Lidiya Anosova, Muslims were arrested in a mosque in the city of Kotelniki, in the capital, Moscow.

The lawyer said her clients are not facing any charges, indicating that the police were checking their identities.

Anosova said the Moscow police treated those arrested correctly.

Until Friday evening, no official statement was issued by the Russian authorities on the reasons for these arrests.

* Translated from Arabic by Majdi Ismail

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