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Russia Accuses Tajik Man Of Propagating Islamic Extremism

Authorities in northwestern Russia have detained a citizen of Tajikistan on suspicion of propagating Islamic extremism.

Security officials in the Arkhangelsk region said on April 21 that a 20-year-old Tajik man, whose name was not disclosed, was arrested and charged with "public calls to conduct terrorist activities and terrorism justification."

Investigators say the man used the Internet to call on Muslims in Russia to join Islamic militants across Middle East and former Soviet Union, to become members of Islamic State, the Islamic Party of Turkestan, and other groups banned in Russia and Central Asia.

Police said they found material with extremist content at the man's residence.

Based on reporting by TASS and Interfax