“FSB officers, in cooperation with units of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Russian Guard in the Republic of Crimea, prevented the activities of the cell of the international terrorist organization Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami ...”, the intelligence service said.

The FSB specified that three leaders and four ordinary active members of the group were detained.

In December, nine members of Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami were detained in Moscow and Chelyabinsk *.

* “Party of Islamic Liberation” (“Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami”) - the organization was recognized as terrorist by the decision of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation of February 14, 2003.