Statement by the Press Center of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Tajikistan

1 февраля, 2020 19:31

DUSHANBE, 01.02.2020. (NIAT Khovar) – A Tajik citizen, native and resident of Niyogon village of Vahdat city Daler Sharipov, who was born in 1988 and has a higher education, over the period of 2013-2019 published more than 200 articles and notes of extremist content and nature aimed at inciting religious intolerance and promoting the superiority of one part of citizens in relation to others in terms of religious affiliation, reports the Press Center of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Tajikistan.

In particular, in June 2019, Sharipov illegally published a dissertation with a circulation of 100 copies in an underground printing house.

According to the conclusion of the religious expertise, the dissertation was developed in the context of the movement Ikhwan-al-Muslimin, also known as Muslim Brotherhood, which is recognized as terrorist organization in many world’s countries. The dissertation is aimed at persuading young people to the ideology of jihad and also encourages them to commit terrorist and extremist acts.

Considering the presence of the offense of inciting religious intolerance and hatred in Sharipov’s actions, on January 28, a criminal case was filed against him under part 1 article 189 of the Criminal Code of Tajikistan and he was taken into custody by the court decision of the capital’s Ismoili Somoni district since January 30.

The investigation is underway.

1 февраля, 2020 19:31

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