Russia detains 69 ‘extremists’
MOSCOW: Russia said on Tuesday it had detained 69 supporters of an organisation banned in the country, accusing them of being “extremists” attempting to carry out illegal activity.
The FSB security service said it had detained in Moscow and the surrounding region followers of the Tablighi Jamaat — a global evangelical movement that Russia outlawed in 2009 as “extremist.”
The FSB said those detained were “an extremist cell” led by people from Central Asia and including Russian citizens.
It said it had “foiled unlawful activity of a deep-cover structure from an international organisation” — without giving details of the alleged activity.