Russian law enforcement claims disruption of terrorism


Izvestia, 5 October 2021


Law enforcement personnel terminated the activity of the extremist organization which is forbidden in the R.F. "Nurdzhular" (followers of Nursi) in the Moscow region, which had engaged in recruitment of students. Journalists were told about this in the press center of the Russian MVD (Ministry of Internal Affairs) on 5 October.


"On the basis of existing information, functionaries of the aforementioned organization undertook active attempts to create a multilevel system for promoting their radical ideology on Russian territory. To this end they selected and recruited new members, principally from among the student youth of Moscow," the MVD press center explained.


As the senior assistant to the director of the Chief Investigation Department of the S.K.R. (Investigative Committee of Russia) for Moscow, Yulia Ivanova, reported, for this activity a criminal case was opened on the grounds of the crime specified in parts 1 and 2 of article 282.2 of the Criminal Code of the R.F. (Arranging and participating in the activity of an extremist organization).


Ivanova noted that the suspects have been arrested.


A day earlier, a cell of the Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami organization, which is banned in the R.F., was demolished. It was reported that members of the cell conducted "anti-constitutional activity," based on the doctrine of the creation of a "world caliphate," the destruction of institutions of secular society, and the violent overthrow of the government.


In late September, a special service cut off a terrorist action in Vladivostok. The attack was planned by one of the leaders of local neo-nazis. According to information of the agency, security forces arrested the leader of the regional neo-nazi association "Rightest Primorie," who was born in the year 2000. He was preparing for a terrorist act using an improvised explosive device. (tr. by PDS, posted 5 October 2021)

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