28 August 2015, 12:57
Hizb ut-Tahrir follower seized in Kyrgyzstan for illegal religious training of young girls
Osh, August 28, Interfax - A female follower of the Hizb ut-Tahrir extremist organization outlawed in Kyrgyzstan has been apprehended in Osh in southern Kyrgyzstan on counts of illegal religious training of girls aged four to nine, Osh Region police spokesman Zhenish Ashirbaev told Interfax on Friday.
The detainee had no license to religiously train minors, he said.
Extremist books and handwritten materials were found in the detained woman's home, Ashirbaev said.
"The woman was put in the Osh detention center and an inquiry was started," he said.
Hizb ut-Tahrir al Islami was founded in Palestine in 1953. Its followers call for removing the governments of the Central Asian republics from power and building a single state, Islamic Caliphate, on that territory. Russia and other CIS countries brand this party as terrorist, while the United States and Western Europe allow it to operate freely.
Hizb ut-Tahrir members have participated in provocations against Muslims, including their engagement in coup attempts in Syria, Egypt, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and other countries.
The Russian Supreme Court proclaimed Hizb ut-Tahrir a terrorist organization and outlawed its operations on the national territory on February 14, 2003.