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Russia detains alleged banned Islamists in St. Petersburg
17:05, 24 June 2014, 646

AKIPRESS.COM - 8370a29941424331775dcea8138a6de5 Russian security officials in the country's second city of Saint Petersburg have detained alleged members of banned Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir, Russia's FSB security agency said Tuesday.

Hizb ut-Tahrir (Party of Liberation) seeks to re-establish a caliphate -- a pan-Islamic state based on Islamic rule harking to the medieval era -- and has been banned in Russia since 2003, the AFP reported.

"People linked to the organization of the activities of a Saint Petersburg cell of the international terrorist organization Hizb ut-Tahrir were detained," a statement from the federal security service (FSB) said.

The security agency did not specify the number of those held but local news reports said some 20 people were detained following a string of raids on apartments and hostels across the city on Tuesday morning.

Hizb ut-Tahrir has been banned in many countries and is pursued with particular vigor in the Muslim but highly secular ex-Soviet Central Asian states.

In Russia, the group has been active in the Northern Caucasus as well as in the mainly Muslim Volga regions of Bashkortostan and Tatarstan.


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