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Tajik citizen urging to join Islamic State detained by Russian security service

April 21, 2015, 18:43 UTC+3 ARKHANGELSK

The 20-year-old Tajik national called for joining the Islamic State group on social networks

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ARKHANGELSK, April 21. /TASS/. Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has detained in the Arkhangelsk region a 20-year-old Tajik national who called for joining the Islamic State group on social networks, the regional FSB department told TASS on Tuesday.

"Criminal proceedings against him have been launched under the article ‘public calls for terrorist activities and public justification of terrorism’ of Russia’s Criminal Code," the FSB press service said. "It has been established that the man who lives in Arkhangelsk adheres to the ideas of radical Islam. He posted on the web numerous materials aimed at inciting violent actions with regard to non-Muslims and calling for carrying out terrorist attacks in the Middle East and the former Soviet Union and joining the international terrorist groups - Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, al-Farouq Brigade and the Turkistan Islamic Party.

"Documentary materials of a religious nature have been confiscated at his place of residence attesting to his religious views designated extremist," the press service said.

Necessary investigative actions are being taken.

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