Ukraine: Terror arrests

Ukraine: Terror arrests

Ukrainian police and Security Service operatives on October 23 arrested men who are accused of Islamic extremism and terrorist plots, Interior Minister Yury Lutsenko said.

The suspects had planned to set up branches in the autonomous Crimea region and elsewhere in Ukraine of Egyptian Islamist organization Al-Takfir wa al-Hijra, to pass death sentences on Crimean Tatar movement leader Mustafa Jemilev and on others, and to carry put terrorist attacks in Ukraine, Lutsenko told a news conference in Simferopol, Crimea's administrative center.

They were arrested in Crimea.


Source: Interfax (English)

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