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Extremist Books Confiscated in Far East

Authorities in the far eastern Primorye region fined the leader of an Islamic organization for distributing extremist materials after finding banned literature in the group's mosque, a news report said Thursday.

Yelena Telegina, deputy regional prosecutor, told Interfax that authorities in the port town of Nakhodka found literature included on the government's list of extremist materials in a mosque library. The books were found in the library's reading room and were in open circulation, she said.

The head of the "Islam" religious organization was ordered to pay a fine for misdemeanor charges of distributing extremist materials.

The literature was confiscated, the report said.

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