Kyrgyzstan detains two alleged extremists
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||29 October 2012|
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October 29, 2012
By RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service
BISHKEK – Kyrgyzstan's National Committee for State Security says an alleged member of the banned Hizb ut-Tahrir group has been detained in the northern Issyk-Kul region.
According to an October 29 committee statement, a 21-year-old suspect was sent to a local detention center after police found a large number of leaflets said to be "propagating extremism."
Also on October 29, Kyrgyz Interior Ministry officials told RFE/RL that another young man was detained in the southern district of Nookat over the weekend.
According to the officials, the man is suspected of being a member of an extremist group and had an illegal gun in his possession.
Investigations are under way in both cases.
With reporting by Interfax