Kaliningrad court halts mosque construction

Kaliningrad mosqueThe Central District Court has halted construction of the mosque on two land lots in the Southern Park of Kaliningrad, Rosbalt reports.

Kaliningrad City – the Museum of Fridlanskiye Vorota filed a lawsuit against the construction. The organization believes that the Kaliningrad head granted free land for the mosque and the road to it on August 3, 2009, illegally. The court has halted the construction and will be studying documents for construction of the mosque.

Locals residents have been protesting against the mosque construction. A 20-year-old welder attempted to blow up the mosque in November 2011.

Vestnik Kavkaza, 3 December 2013