|H. 14 Jumada II 1436||No: 1436 AH /20|
|M. Friday, 03 April 2015|
New Arrests of Muslims in the City of St. Petersburg!
On 2 April 2015, two members of Hizb ut Tahrir were arrested in St. Petersburg, Dimitry Mikhailov and Isa Raghimov. Security officers raided their homes but did not find except what every Muslim studying Islam and calling for it must have, which is the Islamic culture. A case was filed against them under the first part of Article 205.5 of the Criminal Code (organizing a terrorist organization and participation in the activities of this organization). Kirov District Court on 3/4/2015 approved their detention for a month to follow up the investigation; this case is added to the previous criminal case in the summer of 2014 under the same article.
The Security Agencies are not sufficed with the previous arrests they carried out in June 24 of last year when they arrested a large number of the party members and other Muslims, six of them were charged with terrorism!!! They were not pleased, despite the recent arrests and threats of imprisonment for tens of years, because the members of the party still carry the call of Islam to the people of the northern capital, and others. The Muslim detainees are well known to the regular worshippers of St. Petersburg Mosque, for their participation in the organization of activities and public events that aim to protect the Muslims and the preservation of Islamic values. Their efforts to please Allah (swt) by carrying the call to those around them and to clarify the position of Islam, and the enjoining of good and forbidding of evil, were all reasons contributed for the arrest of these sincere Dawah carriers.
As for the terrorism charge, Russia is still the only country in the world that consider Hizb ut Tahrir a terrorist organization. The Russian authorities are following the example of the Qurayish in Mecca, who tried with force, threats, and lies to stop the call of the Prophet (saw), they too have committed all kinds of crimes to prevent the spread of Islam. Just as is the case today, their main weapon is lying, violence and treachery, and the Muslims' weapon is the word of truth. But soon they will return to humiliation and disgrace in this world, and the torment of the Hereafter, which is far worse and most severe. Allah (swt) said,
(ثُمَّ قِيلَ لِلَّذِينَ ظَلَمُواْ ذُوقُواْ عَذَابَ الْخُلْدِ هَلْ تُجْزَوْنَ إِلاَّ بِمَا كُنتُمْ تَكْسِبُونَ)
"Then it will be said to those who had wronged, "Taste the punishment of eternity; are you being recompensed except for what you used to earn?" [Yunus: 52]
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