Religion, banned books and the ECHR: Ibragimov and Others


Salekh Ogly Ibragimov, the Nuru Badi Cultural Educational Fund, a publisher based in Moscow, and the United Religious Board of Muslims of the Krasnoyarsk Region complained about the banning of various books written in the first half of the 20th century by Said Nursi, a Muslim Turkish scholar. The domestic courts had ruled in 2007 and 2010 that the books were extremist: in particular, that they incited religious discord and constituted propaganda on the superiority of the Muslim faith, contrary to the provisions of the Suppression of Extremism Act 2002. Continue reading