Moscow police detain Tajik man for distributing “extremist” Islamist leaflets

Posted on November 15, 2013 • Filed under: Expatriate Arrested, Russia

According to, police in Moscow have detained a suspected recruiter with the Islamist organization Hizb ut-Tahrir, the Interior Ministry said Thursday. Officials said the 25-year old man was from the Central Asian nation of Tajikistan and had previously been deported, but that he had obtained forged documents and returned to Russia. The ministry said in a statement that the man is suspected of trying to recruit new members to Hizb ut-Tahrir and was distributing leaflets with “extremist” content at a mosque in Moscow in late September. Read article

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