In the early hours of the morning on 19/11/ 2019, extensive searches and arrests of Muslims took place for belonging to Hizb ut Tahrir in Tyumen city. Later, on the basis of a court ruling, the intelligence services arrested: Sayyid Batallov Murad, Temkanov Aleem, Bariev Raslan, Abdul Rafiqov Damir, Idrisov Ravis, Tashbulatov Haydar, Fomin Raslan, Muhakhumov Farukh, Muhammad Shakhbaz and Osmankulov Turatbek.
Sayed Battalov Murad was arrested in Kazan, where he was visiting his daughter, and was taken to Tyumen to search his residence there.
On the same day in Moscow, a search of Lukmanov Azat’s apartment took place. He was also arrested for belonging to Hizb ut Tahrir, and he was taken Ufa city’s prison, the place of his residence.
According to the security forces, during searches of Muslim houses, books and other publications, phones and computers were seized. According to Russian law, this is sufficient to accuse a person of terrorism and then imprison him for up to life sentence.
The security forces are demonstrating their power in the fight against “terrorism” and trying to show the scale of the “threat” by spreading that the searches and arrests took place at the same time in Moscow, Kazan and Tyumen. However, it has become increasingly clear to people who are aware that the repression of Hizb ut Tahrir members has nothing to do with counterterrorism, but rather a direct result of Russia’s anti-Islamic policy. Russian intelligence uses the state budget to focus its power and influence by tightening endless laws.
Moreover, information about real crimes committed by the federal intelligence agents is leaked daily in the media. According to the media, there is a gang in the city of Tyumen itself from the Russian intelligence agents who committed dozens of murders, robberies and other serious crimes.
There will come a time when Allah will give victory to His faithful servants and humiliate true criminals. Allah (swt) says:
بَلْ نَقْذِفُ بِالْحَقِّ عَلَى الْبَاطِلِ فَيَدْمَغُهُ فَإِذَا هُوَ زَاهِقٌ وَلَكُمُ الْوَيْلُ مِمَّا تَصِفُونَ
“Rather, We dash the truth upon falsehood, and it destroys it, and thereupon it departs. And for you is destruction from that which you describe” [Al-Anbya’: 18].
Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir in Russia
Friday, 25th Rabii’ I 1441 AH
REF: 1441 / 01