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.