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Three Hizb ut-Tahrir activists seized in Bashkortostan

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Thursday, 03 November 2011 22:54

Ufa, October 31, Interfax – A covert unit of the Hizb ut-Tahrir international terrorist organization, outlawed by the Russian Supreme Court, has been seized in Sibai, Bashkortostan, the republican department of the Federal Security Service said.

The organizer and leader of the group, native of the Baimak district of Bashkortostan, Ramil Sharipov, was taken into custody. He was a witness to a Hizb ut-Tahrir case in 2008. The police also detained his two close associates – Rinat Arginbayev, who joined the organization in 2010, and Rustem Gibadatov.

One of them was recruiting new members to Hizb ut-Tahrir in Sibai and the other hosted meetings of the extremists at his home, the department said.

The detainees were engaged in Hizb ut-Tahrir propaganda in Bashkortostan, recruited local residents to the organization for stirring up separatist feelings with the goal of changing the political and state structure of Russia, and took purposeful efforts to split the society and to create conditions for a change of the constitutional system, the department said.

Plenty of magazines, brochures, leaflets and video films were seized in the searches done at the suspects’ homes on October 21. All of those materials were proclaimed extremist by court.

The unit’s leader and his accomplices were charged with organizing an extremist organization on October 27.

Sharipov made partial confessions, and the confessions of Gibadatov and Arginbayev were full.

The investigation continues.

Hizb ut-Tahrir units were neutralized in Birsk, Tuimazy, Sterlitamak, Salavat and Ufa in Bashkortostan in June to early October 2011. Six supporters of the international terrorist organization acting in Kumertau and Tuimazy were sentenced.

Hizb ut-Tahrir started its activity in Bashkortostan in 2001. It spread to a number of towns and cities later on.


Source: Hizb ut Tahrir America

30 May 2013, 11:26

Hizb ut-Tahrir recruiter apprehended in Chelyabinsk region

Chelyabinsk, May 30, Interfax – The Federal Security Service Chelyabinsk regional department has detained a Bashkortostan resident, an activist of the outlawed Hizb ut-Tahrir organization who was trying to recruit a woman from Satka.

The young man was recruiting Hizb ut-Tahrir supporters in social networks where he posted the organization’s videos and exchanged messages with other users, the department reported on Thursday.

Banned books, memory sticks containing audio recordings of the terrorist organization’s lectures and religious booklets were seized from him. Besides, several grams of a substance were found in a sachet and identified as a strong euphoretic psycho-stimulant.

“It is not ruled out that the followers of the banned organization may use psycho-stimulants to recruit new disciples of the global Caliphate idea,” the report said.

A criminal case was opened against the suspect on the charges of “participation in a public, religious or other organization ordered by court to be liquidated or banned for extremism reasons.”

Source: Interfax Religion

2011-08-10 17:08:00

Six suspected Hizb ut-Tahrir members face trial in Ufa

Moscow, August 10, Interfax – An indictment has been approved in a criminal case against six residents of Bashkortostan charged with extremism, the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office said.

Investigators have found that in 2009, Ildar Ibragimov, Rustem Gallyamov, Shamil Galimov and Mikhail Toptygin set up an Ufa-based cell of the terrorist organization Hizb ut-Tahrir, which aims to topple non-Islamic governments and to install Islamic rule on a global scale by creating the Global Islamic Caliphate.

The cell’s active members included Airat Akhmetshin, Ruslan Zainullin and others.

“Knowing that the said party was ruled a terrorist organization by the Russian Supreme Court and that it is banned in Russia, the accused were deliberately carrying out anti-Russian, anti-constitutional activities,” the statement said.

They were involved in public propaganda combined with intolerance towards other religions, recruited other members and prepared and distributed extremist material, according to the inquiry.

The actions of the accused were qualified, depending on the extent of their criminal involvement, as “organizing and participating in the activity of an extremist organization.”

Once approved, the indictment has been sent to judges at the court N9 in Ufa’s Kirovsky district.

Tajik extremists arrested by Russians

By Stan Rogers

MOSCOW – Russian authorities arrested 22 Tajiks, suspected of belonging to Hizb ut-Tahrir, in connection with an alleged plot to blow up a railway bridge, reported December 15.

Police reported finding explosives during the arrests. Two of those arrested were identified as Tajik citizens Akmal Gafurov and Alisher Otadzhonzade, suspected leaders of Moscow’s Hizb ut-Tahrir cell.

In other news, Moscow, Sverdlovsk and Volgograd Oblast authorities arrested five suspected members of the Islamic Party of Turkestan (IPT) from October to December, reported December 15. One of them, an unidentified 31-year-old from Isfara, Tajikistan, is the IPT’s emir, police said. Police said they have linked him to the September 3 Khudzhand suicide bombing.

The Russians are reviewing whether to extradite the suspects to Tajikistan and whether they committed any crimes in Russia.