Hizb Ut-Tahrir Demands Russia Release Members

The West Australian 30 November 2012

Around 200 Indonesians from the Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir rallied Thursday outside Russia's embassy, demanding the release of six of its leaders and accusing Moscow of planting weapons to smear them.

Women in black robes and white headscarves, men and children held portraits of Russian President Vladimir Putin above the words "The real terrorist".

Police in Moscow said on November 12 they had arrested six leaders and active members of Hizb ut-Tahrir (Party of Liberation) after finding they were "leading active recruitment work in Moscow mosques, and spreading extremist literature". (continue reading...)