ST. PETERSBURG, June 28 (RAPSI, Mikhail Telekhov) – The St. Petersburg Kirovsky District Court had detained Magomet Akhimov, an alleged member of Hizb ut-Tahrir terrorist organization banned in Russia, until July 30, RAPSI reported from the courtroom on Wednesday.

The hearings were held behind closed doors, and reporters were admitted only when the judicial disposition was pronounced.

According to the case materials, several members of the terrorist group were arrested by police on June 27.

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.