Kyrgyz police search residences of suspected Hizb ut-Tahrir members

Staff Report

JALAL-ABAD, Kyrgyzstan -- Members of the Interior Ministry (MVD) 10th Main Administration searched the residences of suspected Hizb ut-Tahrir members, reported Tuesday (February 28), quoting the MVD press office.

The 10th Main Administration is an outfit that fights extremism and terrorism.

The searchers were acting in response to a criminal complaint raised by the Suzak District police. They seized 38 books, 16 DVDs, four paper notebooks and a number of flash drives, as well as other materials allegedly containing Hizb ut-Tahrir themes and messages.

Authorities are analysing the seized materials for extremist content. The residents of the searched homes had prior convictions for similar crimes.

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