Moscow: A Russian court on Saturday outlawed an anti-Islam film that has sparked violence around the world, giving authorities legal grounds to bar access to it.
The court in Grozny, the provincial capital of Russia's Muslim-dominated province of Chechnya, ruled that the "Innocence of Muslims" should be banned as "extremist and inciting religious and ethnic hatred," according a statement by Chechnya's information minister.
The minister said the court obliged authorities to prevent the film's spread, but it wasn't immediately clear whether the verdict would apply only to Chechnya or to all of Russia.
The Prosecutor General's office said the decision of the Grozny court was an "intermediate" move.
On Monday, a court in Moscow is expected to consider the federal prosecutor's request to ban the film.


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