21 Nov 2018 09:01

FSB neutralizes extremist cell in Krasnoyarsk

KRASNOYARSK. Nov 21 (Interfax) - The Federal Security Service (FSB) has neutralized a cell of the Nurcular international extremist and terrorist organization (banned in Russia) operating in Krasnoyarsk, the press service of the FSB territorial branch told Interfax.

"FSB officers, acting together with military counterintelligence agencies, have identified two men from Central Asia who joined Nurcular and recruited new members for their cell in Krasnoyarsk over 18 months by distributing extremist books and reading those at religious meetings," the press service said.

The men were aware that Nurcular was branded as an extremist organization and outlawed in Russia, it said.

The FSB investigative department opened criminal cases on counts of the participation in the activity of a civil, religious or other organization whose activity is banned or liquidated by court on extremism grounds.

The Sverdlovsky and Sovetsky district courts of Krasnoyarsk found both men guilty; the sentences took effect.