Arrests in Crimea: Russia detains Ukrainian in Crimea over a book

10:36 Oct. 11, 2016

Russia detains Ukrainian in Crimea over a book

Ukrainian literature (GettyImages Photo)

The publication was found to be extremist 

Russian border patrol officers have detained a citizen of Ukraine at a checkpoint on the border with the occupied peninsula. This is reported by Russian media agencies with references to FSB.

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The reason for the detention was a book the 34-year-old was carrying, while trying to cross the border in a car. Russian law enforcers called the book ‘extremist literature'.

‘Among the man's belongings was found a book, which was a collection of extremist lectures', the message said.

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In addition, the man was also accused of possessing a publication, which is forbidden in Russia.

The statement doesn't specify the names of the books. It only says an investigation is initiated. 

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