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Russia Banned Eight Extremist Organizations in 2014

The list of public and religious associations that have been outlawed by court decisions for involvement in extremism includes 42 organizations.


MOSCOW, April 28 (RAPSI) – Eight extremist organizations were banned in Russia in 2014 upon request of federal prosecutors, Prosecutor General Yury Chaika said on Wednesday in his report on the state of legality, law and order.

In all, the list of public and religious associations that have been outlawed by court decisions for involvement in extremism includes 42 organizations.

<figcaption>Yury Chaika, Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation | Photo: Vladimir Astapkovich, RIA Novosti</figcaption>
Yury Chaika, Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation | Photo: Vladimir Astapkovich, RIA Novosti

Acting on the recommendation of the Prosecutor General’s Office, the Supreme Court has declared as extremist and banned the activity of the Ukrainian Right Sector, the Ukrainian National Assembly – Ukrainian People’s Self-Defense (UNA-UNSO), the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA),  the Stepan Bandera All-Ukrainian Organization Tryzub, and Dmytro Korchynsky’s religious and political organization Bratstvo (Brotherhood).

The Tyumen Region Court has banned, upon the recommendation of the local prosecutor, a Muslim organization that operated in the township of Borovsky, where extremist literature was found during searches conducted twice in the past year.

The analysis of legal practice has shown that nationalist groups continue to operate in Russia.

“In 2014, the Moscow prosecutor’s office curbed the activity of the extremist organization Attack, which was preparing for illegal actions. Based on available information, this case is being investigated under the criminal code article on the organization of an extremist group,” Chaika said in his report.


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