FSB busts Hizb-ut-Tahrir terrorist organization cells in Moscow and Penza Region
MOSCOW, March 29 (RAPSI) – A secret cell of the international terrorist organization Hizb ut-Tahrir, banned in Russia, has been busted by the Federal Security Service (FSB) in Moscow and Penza Region with three suspects arrested, RIA Novosti reported on Wednesday.
FSB officers recovered propaganda literature, communications and other material evidence of criminal activity committed by alleged members of the organization. One of the suspects is believed to be an organization’s leader.
Hizb ut-Tahrir (the Party of Islamic Liberation), founded in Jerusalem in 1953, is banned in several Arab and Central Asian countries. Russia's Supreme Court banned the group from operating on the territory of the country in 2003, describing it as a terrorist organization.
Hizb ut-Tahrir members are regularly arrested by the police across Russia, mainly in big cities in central Russia, the Volga region and Siberia.