In Crimea, held a special operation against banned in Russia organization “Hizb ut-Tahrir”. About it “RIA Novosti” was told by a member of the Crimean government Zaur Smirnov, in charge of international relations.
According to the source Agency, the operation was conducted by the FSB. Smirnov also said that the organization calls “the indignation among the Crimean Muslims and Crimean residents in General.” He argues that in recent times the supporters of radical Islamic movements prevented the entry of the Crimean Muslims in some mosque.
The source told the Agency that the FSB detained the leaders of “Hizb ut-Tahrir”. According to the source, “RIA Novosti”, are the active members of the organization have already been carried out five searches.
The lawyer of one of the detainees Emil Kurbedinov in an interview with “the Crimea.Realities” reported that the detainees were charged under part 1 and 2 of article 205.5 of the Russian Criminal Code (organization of activities of a terrorist organisation and participation in a terrorist organization). According to him, in their homes was “only Islamic literature, no weapons”.
“Hizb ut-Tahrir” is recognized in Russia as terrorist and banned by the Supreme court in 2003. In August, the court sentenced to 17 and 16 years of a colony of strict regime accused in the organization of the cell “Hizb ut-Tahrir” in Saint-Petersburg.