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A member of an extremist organization promoting religious fanaticism was sentenced to 12 years in prison in Uzbekistan

Staff members of the Fergana regional department of the State Security Service of the Republic of Uzbekistan detained a member of Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami religious extremist movement.

It turned out that the detained resident of the Altyaryk district of the Fergana region of Uzbekistan became interested in Islam and started listening to various religious preachings on the Internet while working in Russia. These were video and audio materials fr om supporters of Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami religious terrorist organization, aimed at changing the current system of the Republic of Uzbekistan, as well as various extremist ideas.


It was established that he was in correspondence with another member of the organization in the Telegram messenger and received a “virtual education” based on banned books, after which he became involved in religious fanaticism and supported his ideas. He also swore a pledge of allegiance to this organization and paid membership fees from his monthly income, actively promoting the ideas of religious fanaticism on social media.

After returning to the Altyaryk region, he created various groups on Telegram, wh ere he preached the ideas of fanaticism, and was adding all his acquaintances to this group. Continuing his activities, he attracted several people to the group and was distributing materials of the religious movement.

Later his criminal activities were exposed. Evidence was found on his phone. The court sentenced him to 12 years in prison.