2015-01-27 17:54:00

Police bust female extremist cell in southern Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek, January 27, Interfax - Police in southern Kyrgyzstan have arrested three activists from a female wing of the banned radical extremist organization Hizb ut-Tahrir, a spokesperson for the Interior Ministry told Interfax on Tuesday.

"As a result of a prolonged investigation carried out by detectives from the Osh City Police Department N10, police have busted an organized hierarchy of the female wing of Hizb ut-Tahrir in the southern capital, which has for a long time been recruiting and training young women in this part of the country," the ministry said.

A police operation conducted in mid-January 2015 led to the arrest of an active leader of Hizb ut-Tahrir, who was found in possession of newly published extremist material, including a manifesto of the extremist organization.

"Efforts are now underway to identify other members of the female wing of Hizb ut-Tahrir," the ministry said.