On 5 April, the Prevolsk Military Court announced its decision regarding four residents of Tatarstan because of their activities in the ranks of the Islamic political party Hizb ut Tahrir, their sentences were as follows:
In a large staff meeting of the Russian Interior Ministry on 9/3/2017, Vladimir Putin demanded from them to be tough on the war on (extremism and terrorism), adding that there is a need to actively work against those associated with global terrorist organizations. A week did not pass and yet the Interior Ministry in the Republic of Tatarstan rushed to hold a press conference and stated
On Friday 9/2/2017, Security Forces in the city of Ufa carried out inspections and arrests of Muslims on charges of affiliation to Hizb ut Tahrir. We have learned that so far of the arrest of nine people accused of organizing and participating in the activities of a terrorist organization based on Article 205.5 of the Federal Constitution of Russia.
The Security Forces, without drawing the attention of the media, have fabricated a charge (of taking power by force) against a member of Hizb ut Tahrir. The Moscow City Court sentenced a man from Tajikistan, he is Munirkhan Babayev, who was born in 1986, to 9 years, next to the four defendants in this case.
12th of December, mass arrests of members of Hizb ut Tahrir were conducted in Moscow. On the 7th of December, the security services provided the media with information about the arrest of 25 fundamentalists from Central Asia and that it has discovered banned materials in their possession during the search.
The North Caucasus Military District Court decided on the 24th of October 2016 that the Dagestan Imam Muhammad Nabi Muhammadov is guilty in accordance to Part 1 of Article 2-205 which states: (Open calling to terrorism and justifying it) and in accordance to Part 1 of Article 282 of the Russian federal constitution which states:
Mufti of Chechnya, Salakh Mezhiyev hopes that a law banning Wahhabism in Russia could be reached. In an interview with Interfax-Deen, he stated, "There is no future for this notion, we issued a fatwa and adopted decisions and we went to Russia's President Vladimir Putin to regard, on the basis of these decisions, Wahhabism is considered a banned sect by law”.
Media published on 29 September, news of the arrest of eight Muslims in Tatarstan, and a lawsuit was filed against him, according to Article 205.5 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation which states on the participation in a terrorist organization. According to the security services, the detainees are members of Hizb ut Tahrir