The Prosecutor's office of the Vologda region interested in the scandalous caricatures of the prophet Mohammed, Vologda newspaper «Our region». At a press conference on Friday, Deputy chief Prosecutor of the region, Nikolai Tolstikov said that in the near future editor-in-chief and the responsible persons will be invited for a conversation to the Prosecutor's office. It is not improbable that will be prosecuted, reported ia «news of the Vologda region». «The Prosecutor's office carries out a check for the solution of the issue about criminal responsibility of the guilty persons. If for this reason this case will be initiated. This was the article «incitement of national, racial or religious enmity» (this article provides for a penalty of up to 5 years of imprisonment - «HP»)», - said Deputy Prosecutor of the Vologda region. During the inspection, which will go in the next 10 days, will be held philological and religious expertise.
Vologda newspaper «Nash region» in its issue of February 14, reprinted from the Internet to be a caricature of the founder of Islam, published in a Danish newspaper «-Posten in September last year, and caused outrage in the Muslim world. Scandalous cartoons in «Our region» served as illustrations to the article « war: opinions». It cited the point of view of Russian and foreign experts on the essence of the fierce conflict. Representatives edition explained that in no way were going to offend the religious feelings of Muslims. Its publication the newspaper wanted to point readers about the prohibition of incitement to religious hatred.
Curiously, Vologda newspaper «Nash region» is the first Russian edition, which dared to publish scandalous caricatures.
Published cartoons evoked the wrath of the Governor of the Vologda region Vyacheslav Pozgalev. «What in the Vologda region, Patriarchal Vologda got involved in war, otherwise, how foolish whoever did it, I can't call. No meaning to dig into this matter and to interfere in this process was not. It's immoral,» said the head of the region. «I can only Express the extreme regret and apologize to the people of the Muslim faith, living not only in the region but throughout Russia, because I am sure that after such publications all, learn how distinguished by such stupidity our region», - was continued by the Governor.
According to Vyacheslav Pozgalev, those who have made the appearance of the cartoons in the Vologda publication should suffer the most severe punishment.
Satirical drawings, republished local publication, have caused hurt and confusion among Muslims of Vologda. According to the Imam Khatib, the Vologda mosque Nailya Hazrat such figures appear intended to distract the people from more important problems. However, aggravate the situation with caricatures, according to Nailya khazrat, the faithful do not intend to. Brought apologies region Governor them enough.
It is worth noting that the Vologda newspaper has become the second victim of scandal, to Russia. On the eve of the mayoralty of Volgograd closed the municipal newspaper «City news», figure on the religious theme. «We have discussed this article, watched, and not to incite ethnic hatred, we closed the newspaper said Friday at a press conference Vice-mayor Andrei Doronin, reports RIA «Novosti».
The official said that in connection with liquidation of the newspaper, its staff will be fired. Doronin said that the municipality does not consider guilty to publish a cartoon of the chief editor of the newspaper. «We believe that the blame for all the newspaper,» he said.
Doronin said that the city administration will soon be a new official printed organ with a different name and with another chief editor.
As already informed «New Region», the newspaper published an illustration to the article « no place in the government», which depicted Christ, Moses, Buddha, and Mohammed, watching TV, where two ready to fight groups of people. The caption reads: «We have never taught».
Drawing became interested in the Prosecutor's office of Volgograd and the Prosecutor General of Russia, who started pre-investigation checks. Considers the possibility of excitation of criminal case on The article «inciting ethnic and religious hatred». The occasion was the appeal to the Prosecutor of the regional branch of «United Russia». «United Russia» considered cartoon insult the feelings of believers.