2011-02-25 13:39:00

Hizb ut-Tahrir activist arrested in Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek, February 25, Interfax - An activist of the banned party Hizb ut-Tahrir has been arrested in Kyrgyzstan, the State National Security Committee informed Interfax on Friday.

"An activist, aged 32, was arrested in a residential area in Bishkek on February 22 during a security operation to track down members of the Hizb ut-Tahrir banned religious-extremist organization," it said.

A large amount of extremist literature was found and seized in the activist's home. A criminal inquiry was opened.