Kyrgyz Intelligence Agency Catch Another Member of Radical Islamist Group

Kyrgyz intelligence agency detain a member of Hizb ut-Tahrir

25/02-2011 09:09, Bishkek – news agency

Kyrgyz intelligence agency reported about detainment of another active member of extremist organization Hizb ut-Tahrir.

According to Kyrgyzstan’s State National Security Committee (GKNB), during the operative investigation activities on reveal and suppression of the activities of outlawed religious extremist organizations Hizb ut-Tahrir, one of the active members of the organization was detained in one of the residential areas of Bishkek city.

“Large amount of extremist literature was found and confiscated during the house-check,” reported in the GKNB.

Criminal proceedings were instituted on the elements of crime under Article 299 (Inciting national, racial, religious or inter-regional hostility) of the Criminal Code of the Kyrgyz Republic. The detainee was also charged with “organized activity towards inciting national, racial, religious or inter-regional hatred” and “possession, transportation and shipment of extremist materials for distribution or their manufacturing and distribution, as well as the deliberate use of symbols or paraphernalia of extremist organizations.”