In Moscow, five members of «Hizb ut-Tahrir»* received from 15 to 18 years in prison

© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Belowaverage in fotobounce. Archival photoIn Moscow, five members of «Hizb ut-Tahrir»* received from 15 to 18 years in prison© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Belowaverage the image Bank

The Moscow district military court on Thursday sentenced for a period from 15 to 18 years of imprisonment of five members of the banned party «Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami»*, the correspondent of RIA Novosti news from the courtroom.

All the defendants are citizens of Tajikistan, his guilt they do not recognize, arguing that conducted peaceful meetings, where I read religious literature.

The court and the investigation established that the defendants participated in the activities of terrorist organizations actively recruiting activities, he promoted the ideas of radical Islam, and advocated the building in Russia of an Islamic Caliphate.

*»The party of Islamic liberation» («Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami») in a number of countries as terrorist, in Russia its activity is also prohibited by the Supreme court of the Russian Federation from 2003. The purpose of the organization — the elimination of non-Muslim governments and establish Islamic rule worldwide by establishing a «worldwide Islamic Caliphate». Members of «Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami» are regularly detained in various Russian regions, mainly in large cities of Central Russia, the Volga region and Siberia, and the Crimea.

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