OREANDA-NEWS. In the Republic of Crimea, the officers of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) detained four members of the international Islamic terrorist organization Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami banned in the territory of the country.

It is noted that the suspects were engaged in the propaganda of their ideology among local Muslims at secret meetings, urging them to join the extremist group. “Members of the terrorist structure carried out anti-constitutional activities based on the doctrine of creating the so-called worldwide caliphate, the destruction of secular society institutions and aimed at overthrowing the current government by force,” the FSB statement says. The agency also reported that banned literature was confiscated during the searches.