This posting is listed because many believe that Hizb has ties to IMU or the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan which is a violent Pan-Islamic group.
Tajiks arrest 6 IMU suspects
By Stan Rogers
DUSHANBE – Tajik authorities have arrested six suspected Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) members in two days, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) reported December 22.
The arrest of suspected ringleader Dilshod Rahimov, 23, of Istaravshan District led to the arrest of five suspected subordinates, officials told RFE/RL.
All the detainees are locals who trained abroad in terrorist camps, General Sharif Nazarov, chief of the Sughd Oblast Department of Internal Affairs, told RFE/RL.
In other news, Afghanistan has refused to turn over to Tajikistan three Afghan citizens who escaped from a Dushanbe detention facility August 23, the Tajik service of RFE/RL reported December 22.
The Afghans captured four Tajik escapees and the three Afghans in Takhar Province December 18. Kabul is willing to send back the Tajiks but intends to try the Afghans in its own courts, the Tajik State National Security Committee said.