Russian law enforcement agencies have thwarted the activities of followers of the Hizb ut-Tahrir terrorist organization in Crimea, the regional department of the Federal Security Service, the FSB, reported on Wednesday.
“The activities of the Bakhchisaray cell of the Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami international terrorist organization outlawed in Russia have been thwarted,” he FSB said.
It added that criminal proceedings had been instituted against six cell members under Parts 1 and 2 of Section 205.5 of Russia’s Criminal Code (“Organization of the activities of a terrorist organization and participation in the activities of such an organization”).
The FSB’s regional department has not disclosed other details in the interests of the investigation. “Law enforcement officials are carrying out a number of special investigative activities,” it said.