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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