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Crimean court sends three Hizb ut-Tahrir members to custody for two months

According to earlier reports, the FSB rooted out an international terrorist organization’s cell in Crimea, whose activities had been coordinated from Ukraine

SIMFEROPOL, January 25. /TASS/. The Kievsky District Court in the Crimean city of Simferopol has ruled that three out of six members of a local cell of the Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami terrorist organization (outlawed in Russia) be taken into custody for two months, a spokesperson for the regional branch of the Federal Security Service told TASS on Wednesday.

"Three members have been taken into custody for two months," the spokesperson said.

Court hearings on the cell’s other three members will take place later today.

According to earlier reports, the FSB rooted out an international terrorist organization’s cell in Crimea, whose activities had been coordinated from Ukraine. The Federal Security Service said that the detained had been recruiting local Muslims. Outlawed propaganda material, communications equipment and digital storage devices were seized from those taken into custody. Criminal cases have been opened against them.