Hizb ut-Tahrir activist arrested in Tajikistan
Dushanbe, November 17, Interfax – A member of the outlawed Hizb ut-Tahrir party has been detained in northern Tajikistan, the police department of the republic’s Sughd Region said on Wednesday.
“Two books published by the extremist Hizb ut-Tahrir party were confiscated from the man,” the police department said.
More books, DVDs and pamphlets promoting extremism were found in his apartment, it said.
The detained man, who has already been identified as a 32-year-old resident of the town of Isfara in the Sughd Region, has been charged with inciting religious hatred and plotting to subvert the government.
The case has been forwarded to Tajikistan’s National Security Committee.
Activists of Hizb ut-Tahrir, which was officially banned in Tajikistan in 2001, are arrested in the republic practically every month.
Tajikistan’s Sughd Region is located in the Fergana Valley on the border with Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.