Russian Federal Security Servise has detained near Moscow about 70 leaders and members of the extremist organization Tablighi Jamaat, reported the Russian FSB Public Relations Center.
According to the statement, an extremist literature, means of communications, and electronic media were seized during the searches.
Tablighi Jamaat was founded in 1926 by Maulana Muhammad Ilyas in India. In 2009 the Russian Supreme Court has recognized Tablighi Jamaat as extremist and banned its activity in the Russian territory.
The fundamentalist organization focuses on the return to primary Sunni Islam, and was repeatedly accused of links to the terrorist groups. Most supporters of Tablighi Jamaat live in South Asia.