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Muslim Prayer in Prison

Moscow’s pretrial detention prison Matrosskaya Tishina remodeled one of the office rooms into a prayer room for Muslims, Interfax reported Friday.

The Butyrskaya pretrial prison was the first in the city to install such a room, opening it along with an Islam study class a week ahead of Matrosskaya Tishina.

Almost a third of Matrosskaya Tishina inmates are Muslims, Federal Prison Service spokesman Sergei Tsygankov said.

(MT)

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