Rus­sia says it busted Crimea ex­trem­ist cell

The Telegram (St. John’s) - - WORLD -

MOSCOW — Rus­sia’s do­mes­tic se­cu­rity agency has charged six peo­ple in Crimea with in­volve­ment in an ex­trem­ist or­ga­ni­za­tion, a move that an ac­tivist de­scribes as part of Moscow’s crack­down on the Crimean Tatars. The Fed­eral Se­cu­rity Ser­vice says it has stopped the ac­tiv­i­ties of a lo­cal cell of Hizbut-tahrir, a rad­i­cal Is­lamist group which Rus­sia banned as a “ter­ror­ist” or­ga­ni­za­tion. The FSB said in a state­ment car­ried Wed­nes­day by Rus­sian news agen­cies that it has opened a crim­i­nal probe against six peo­ple sus­pected of in­volve­ment in the group in Bakhchis­arai.

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