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The “Supreme Ruler of Muslims” and his supporters from Yakyn-Inkar group detained in Kyrgyzstan

In the Chui region of Kyrgyzstan, security and police officers conducted searches in houses where members of the banned religious movement Yakyn-Inkar reside, the press service of the State Committee for National Security reported on June 4.


A large number of published materials, USB drives and computers with forbidden movement narratives were discovered.


As a result, 16 people were detained, including someone dubbed M.B.M. As indicated by the State Committee for National Security, he positions himself as a “caliph” (Great Ruler of Muslims). Because of this, the head of the sect was placed in pre-trial detention center No. 1 on suspicion under Article 331 Part 2 (“Creation and financing of an extremist organization”) of the Criminal Code of the Kyrgyz Republic.


The remaining defendants are under investigation.