Accessibility links

Breaking News

Tajikistan Extradites Two Suspected IS Recruiters To Kyrgyzstan

Tajikistan has extradited two Kyrgyz nationals to Kyrgyzstan, where they face charges of recruiting for the Islamic State (IS) militant group in Syria and Iraq.

The Kyrgyz Prosecutor-General's Office confirmed on November 30 that Jahongir Kurmishev and Kanybek Miyimanov had been handed over to law enforcement officials in Kyrgyzstan.

Kurmishev and Miyimanov were arrested in Tajikistan's northern region of Sughd in September.

They are accused of persuading four Tajik women to join the IS group with their children, and trying to arrange their travel to Syria via Kyrgyzstan and Turkey.

Authorities in Tajikistan stopped the group from leaving the country in September and launched an investigation into their recruitment.

Tajik and Kyrgyz authorities have said that hundreds of their citizens are fighting alongside IS militants in Syria and Iraq.

Based on reporting by and TASS

RFE/RL has been declared an "undesirable organization" by the Russian government.

If you are in Russia or the Russia-controlled parts of Ukraine and hold a Russian passport or are a stateless person residing permanently in Russia or the Russia-controlled parts of Ukraine, please note that you could face fines or imprisonment for sharing, liking, commenting on, or saving our content, or for contacting us.

To find out more, click here.