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Suspected Terrorist Recruiter Detained in Moscow

An activist of Pakistani outlawed Hizb ut-Tahrir.

An alleged recruiter for radical Islamic organization Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami has been detained in Moscow, the RBC news website reported Tuesday.

The Russian national was involved in recruiting new members into the banned armed groups operating in Syria and Iraq, said spokesperson for the Interior Ministry Irina Volk.

The man, who features on the federal wanted list, has been handed to law enforcement agencies in Russia's Tatarstan.

Some 97 suspected Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami members were detained in Moscow in October last year, including the head of the local cell, RBC reported. A further 17 alleged members were detained in Tatarstan in March last year during raids carried out by the police and security services.

Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami is a terrorist organization banned in Russia.

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