A local leader of Hizb ut-Tahrir arrested in Kyrgyzstan
One of local leaders of Hizb ut-Tahrir has been arrested in the capital of Kyrgyzstan, the Kyrgyz state national security service's public and mass media relations department informs.
According to them, the extremist was caught on October 12. The 29-year-old Issyk-Kul resident, well-known by nickname Umar, lately he lived in Bishkek. He was repeatedly convicted for public appeals for violent change of the constitutional order, stirring up of religious strife and organized extremist activity, news agency "24.kg" reported.
As noted, the detained was one of the ideologists and leaders of the Hizb ut-Tahrir religious and extremist organization. He was a curator of undergrounders in Naryn and Issyk-Kul oblasts and was responsible for distribution of literature of the prohibited party. Besides, Umar supervised the activity of companions, serving a sentence in penal colonies.
During the search of his house, the officers found and confiscated a considerable quantity of extremist materials, including 73 brochures, 101 leaflets and 15 compact disks, containing materials of radical nature. A criminal case has been initiated on this fact.
Umar is incriminated in "attempt of stirring up national, racial, religious or interregional hatred," "organized activity towards inciting national, racial, religious or interregional hatred," "acquisition, transportation and conveyance of extremist materials for the purpose of distribution or their production and distribution," as well as "intentional use of symbols or attributes of extremist organizations."
Umar has been put in the SNSS pretrial detention center in Kyrgyzstan. The intelligence agencies are continuing investigative work on location and neutralization of other leaders and key functionaries of Hizb ut-Tahrir.