MOSCOW, June 10 (RAPSI, Mikhail Telekhov) – A recruiting agent of Hizb ut-Tahrir terrorist organization banned in Russia Khokim Abdukhalimov has received 10 years in a high-security penal colony, the press service of the Federal Security Service’s Directorate for St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region (FSB) has told RAPSI.

The ruling has been delivered by the panel of judges of the Second West District Military Court during an offsite hearing in the First West District Military Court.

According to the FSB, the goal of Hizb ut-Tahrir is creating of the Islamic Caliphate, in particular by the violent removal of the existing government.

The court recognized Abdukhalimov as a member of the terrorist organization. Investigators claimed that the man living in the Leningrad Region recruited new members to the organization and propagated its ideology through mobile applications.