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NIZHNY NOVGOROD, November 29 (Itar-Tass) — Police in Nizhny Novgorod detained four members of a branch of Hizb ut Tahrir, a terrorist organization banned in Russia.
"To exclude the risk factors, a large-scale operation was carried out early in the morning at several addresses of residence of Hizb ut Tahrir members in a city district. Taking part in it were some 50 police, agents of Fhe federal Security Service and special task force personnel from both law-enforcement agencies," the press service of the Interior Ministry's department for the Volga Federal District told Itar-Tass.
The police seized extremist literature from the detainees.
The Hiz ut Tahrir grassroot comprised Central Asia natives. "After police and the FSB ascertained the key members of the group and their addresses, a decision was made to detain the suspects, police said.
A criminal case has been opened against the detainees.