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Religious extremist women's network discovered in southern Kyrgyzstan

An underground religious extremist women's network has been uncovered in the south of Kyrgyzstan; its members are suspected of burning the national flag of the republic. This was reported by the press service of the State Committee for National Security.


Staff members of the State Committee for National Security detained girls, a 19-year-old and a 16-year-old residents of the village of Bek-Abad, Suzak district, Jalal-Abad region. Both girls are members of Hizb ut-Tahrir religious extremist organization, known for its radical views and active recruitment.


According to the agency, the 19-year-old girl joined Hizb ut-Tahrir in 2022 and took a pledge of allegiance to the group. Since the spring of 2023, she stared to actively recruit new supporters from among the residents of her village. In the autumn of 2023, she recruited a 16-year-old girl to become her accomplice.


Members of the organization actively spread extremist narratives among the local population.