Rus­sia de­tains 69 ‘ex­trem­ists’

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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.

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