Russian ombudsman won't challenge "Innocence of Muslims" ban

Russian Human Rights Commissioner Vladimir Lukin said he would not challenge the court-ordered ban on the "Innocence of Muslims" film.

"Media reports claiming that Vladimir Lukin intends to challenge the ban on the "Innocence of Muslims" film, ordered by Moscow's Tverskoi Court, are unfounded," says a posting on Lukin's website.

"During the hearings we spoke about a shortage of competitiveness in such hearings as an important procedural problem. But this has nothing to do with the assessment of the content of the "Innocence of Muslims" film," the posting says.

Moscow's Tverskoi Court on Monday declared as extremist the "Innocence of Muslims" film, which provoked mass disturbances in many countries after it was posted on the Internet. The ban grants a lawsuit, filed by the Prosecutor General's Office.

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