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Kyrgyz security services detain one of the most active Hizb ut-Tahrir leaders

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Friday, 14 January 2011 00:59

Bishkek – Kyrgyz security services have detained one of the most active leaders of the religious extremist organization Hizb ut-Tahrir.

According to the State National Security Committee (GKNB), the detainee is a native of and resident of Suzak region of Jalal-Abad province. Officers detected and seized more than 300 books, pamphlets, leaflets of Hizb ut-Tahrir related content and religious nature.

The investigators initiated criminal case under the Article 299-1 (organized activity aimed at inciting national, racial, religious or inter-regional hatred) and 299-2 (acquisition, storage, transportation or shipment of banned extremist materials for distribution or their manufacture and distribution and intentional use of symbols or paraphernalia of extremist organizations) of the Criminal Code of the Kyrgyz Republic. news agency

Hizb ut-Tahrir activists sentenced in Kazakhstan

Saturday, 19 March 2011 15:21
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Pavlodar, March 18, Interfax – A Kazakh court has given a three-year suspended prison sentence to an active supporter of the outlawed Hizb ut-Tahrir extremist organization and has sentenced another one to three years in prison.

“Both convicts invited young people, mainly students and unemployed people, to a covert apartment and spread the extremist ideology among them,” Kairat Abylkasov, a high-ranking employee of the Pavlodar Region Prosecutor’s Office, said at a news conference on Friday.

“Furthermore, one of the convicts called for armed subversion of the government,” Abylkasov said.

One of the Hizb ut-Tahrir activists then repented his crime, receiving a suspended prison sentence, the official said.

A similar criminal case has already been forwarded to court, but no suspects have been detained yet, he said.

The Kazakh authorities have recognized 13 organizations as terrorist and one as extremist and have banned their activities on the territory of the republic.