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Hizb ut-Tahrir emissary arrested in southern Kyrgyzstan

Tuesday, 23 November 2010 12:06
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Bishkek, November 22, Interfax – A senior emissary of the banned radical Islamic organization Hizb ut-Tahrir has been arrested in southern Kyrgyzstan, a source in the State National Security Service (SNSS)’s press service has told Interfax.

“On November 19, 2010, SNSS officers arrested a local resident and activist of the Hizb ut-Tahrir extremist religious organization in the southern Jalal-Abad Region,” the source said, adding that the “man held a senior post in the Hizb ut-Tahrir hierarchy in Kyrgyzstan”.

Books, magazines, booklets and electronic materials propagating extremist activity in the Kyrgyz, Russian and Uzbek languages were found in his home, the source said.

A criminal investigation has been launched.