OREANDA-NEWS. The Federal Security Service of Russia (FSB) reported that seven members of Tablighi Jamaat, an international Islamic organization banned in Russia, were detained in the Moscow Region.

“Three leaders and four active members of the conspiratorial cell who conducted meetings of members of the organization were detained,” the FSB’s statement says. The suspects are charged with propaganda of extremist ideology, “undermining the foundations of Islam,” and the recruitment of new adherents. Banned literature and symbols of the organization were found at the detainees’ homes. A criminal case was opened.

Tablighi Jamaat was founded in 1927 in India, its members urge people to live according to the norms of Sunni Islam. In 2008, members of the organization were suspected of involvement in the terrorist attacks that were being prepared in the United States and Great Britain.

In 2009, the Supreme Court recognized Tablighi Jamaat as an extremist organization and banned its activities in Russia. The organization is also prohibited in Kazakhstan and Tajikistan.