2017-07-06 10:28:00

Four suspected religious extremists detained in Kyrgyzstan

Osh, July 6, Interfax - Four followers of the Hizb ut-Tahrir extremist religious organization banned in Kyrgyzstan and Russia have been detained in the Jalal-Abad Region in southern Kyrgyzstan on the suspicion of extremism, a spokesman for the Kyrgyz Interior Ministry told Interfax on Thursday.

The banned organization's members were detained as a result of measures against the incitement to ethnic and religious hate, the spokesman said.

"The measures resulted in the detention of four followers of the Hizb ut-Tahrir extremist religious organization on the counts of extremist activity; the search of their residences ordered by a court led to the discovery and impoundment of a large number of extremist materials," he said.

Criminal proceedings were opened on the counts of the incitement to ethnic, racial, religious or interregional hate under Article 299 of the Kyrgyz Criminal Code.