2006-12-14 15:49:00

Khanty-Mansiysk Court confirms Hizb ut-Tahrir activist's sentence

Khanty-Mansiysk, December 14, Interfax The Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous District Court has confirmed the ruling of the Nizhnevartovsk City Court in relation to a member of a local cell of Hizb ut-Tahrir extremist organization.

According to the press service of the Khanty-Mansiysk Prosecutor's Office, Nurmatov was pronounced guilty of "organizing activity of an extremist organization" and "involvement in crimes of terrorist nature" under the Criminal Code of Russia. He was sentenced to three years in jail.

On April 25, the Nizhnevartovsk City Court recognized Uzbek national Nurmatov guilty of "organizing activity of an extremist organization" and "involvement in crimes of terrorist nature" in 2003- 2004.

The leader of the local Hizb ut-Tahrir cell Eduard Khusainov was given a suspended four-and-a-half year-sentence in September 2005.