Wed, 08 Jul 2020

TASHKENT, May 28 (Xinhua) -- Uzbekistan's police have detained some members of the banned Hizb ut-Tahrir group in Fergana region during a raid, said the Interior Ministry on Thursday.

The detainees, who were previously sentenced over the religious extremism charges, continued to promote and disseminate the extremist ideas and literature among the population after their release, according to the police statement.

"Extremist literature was found at the residential addresses of the detainees, which was seized in a procedural manner in the presence of witnesses," the report said.

The police did not reveal details such as the number of arrested people, but said the investigative measures are being taken to identify their criminal ties in other regions of the country.

More Central Asia News

Access More

Sign up for Uzbekistan News

a daily newsletter full of things to discuss over drinks.and the great thing is that it's on the house!