Tajik man to go on trial for spreading pamphlets at Moscow mosque

Moscow - A Tajik citizen will be put on trial for distributing pamphlets of the Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami organization, which has been outlawed by the Russian authorities, at a mosque in Moscow, a City Prosecutor's Office spokesman told Interfax on Tuesday.

"The Butyrskaya Inter-District Prosecutor's Office of Moscow has confirmed the indictment in the criminal case opened against Tajik citizen Nabijon Bobojanov, 32," the spokesman said.

Bobojanov is suspected of "publicly inciting hatred and animosity toward a group of people along religious and social lines" and "participating in an organization that has been recognized as extremist and banned."

The man has also been accused of illegally acquiring ammunition and drugs in large quantities.

"Bobojanov was a member of the banned terrorist organization Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami (the Islamic Liberation Party), which seeks to establish Islamic rule on a global scale by creating a so-called worldwide Islamic caliphate," investigators said.