2021-11-26 16:14:00

Some "missionaries" of an extremist organization banned in the Russia convicted in Saratov

Saratov, November 26, Interfax - A court in Saratov has convicted four active members of a local cell of the Tablighi Jamaat religious organization, branded as extremist and banned in Russia, the regional branch of the Federal Security Service (FSB) said.

The court has found the defendants guilty of extremist activity and passed suspended sentences of two to three years with a two-year probation period and a six-month period of restrictions.

According to the investigators, four locals went on preaching trips to the Saratov and Volgograd regions in order to indoctrinate local Muslims and to draw them into extremist activities.

"The cell organizers coordinated the departure of their followers to India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan for religious training at the extremist organization's centers," the FSB said.

Propaganda materials, communications devices, and international travel passports were seized from the defendants in the course of searches.