Moscow’s Meshchansky Court arrested one of several members of the Hizb ut-Tahrir outlawed international terror group, detained by the intelligence services in 10 different regions of Russia, the court press service told TASS, adding that the suspect was arrested for 2 months.
“Khaidarov O. was put into custody until April 16, 2021. He is charged with [participation in organization deemed terrorist],” the press service said. Khaidarov is facing up to 20 years in prison.
Previously, the Federal Security Service (FSB) of Russia disclosed that member of the Hizb ut-Tahrir terror groups were apprehended in Crimea, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Primorsky, Krasnoday, Bashkiria regions, Orlov, Kaluga, Invanovo regions and the republic of Dagestan.
According to the FSB, “the group members disseminated a belligerent Islamist terror ideology – including via the Internet – featuring intolerance to other religions, and recruited Russian muslims into the ranks of the international terror group.”
Criminal cases were initiated against seven apprehended people.
FSB nabs Hizb ut Tahrir member
The Federal Security Service (FSB) has detained members of the Hizb-ut Tahrir terrorist organization, outlawed in Russia, in ten regions of the country, the FSB said in a statement.
“The Federal Security Service, the National Guard and the Interior Ministry have carried out joint special operations in Crimea, Moscow, St. Petersburg, the Primorsky, Krasnodar, Bashkortostan, Dagestan, Oryol, Kaluga and Ivanovo regions, detaining members of the Hizb-ut Tahrir international terrorist organization,” the statement reads.
According to the FSB, “the organization’s members were active online, spreading the ideas of Islamic terrorism, based on intolerance towards other religions, among Russian residents, and recruited Russian Muslims into the ranks of the international terrorist organization.”
Criminal cases have been opened against seven of those detained. The FSB pointed out that the organization’s doctrine was aimed at establishing the so-called worldwide caliphate by overthrowing secular governments in military coups and “Islamic revolutions.”
Banned Hizb ut-Tahrir propaganda materials, communication equipment and digital storage devices were seized from the homes of the detained suspects. A criminal investigation is underway.