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Archive for January 25th, 2011

Tajik Hizb Ut-Tahrir Leader Sentenced To 18 Years

Posted by Info on 25/01/2011

The Tajik government banned Hizb ut-Tahrir in 2001. The group was arrested last year.
The leader of the banned Hizb ut-Tahrir movement in Tajikistan, Yusuf Khafizov, has been sentenced to 18 years in prison.
Seven other active members of the pan-Islamic movement received prison terms ranging between six and 17 years.
The defendants were all found guilty of inciting ethnic and religious hatred and attempting to overthrow the government.

Lawyers and relatives of the convicted men say they plan to appeal their cases.
One of the defendants’ relatives, Ulmas Boiboboev, told RFE/RL that the group’s plan was to build an Islamic state but only through political means and without using violence.

A wide-ranging crackdown on religious freedom is underway, with authorities closing mosques and harassing men with beards.
During the first 10 days of January, officials in the Tajik capital Dushanbe closed a mosque every day, local media outlets reported. Officials contend the mosques failed to register in accordance with legislation adopted in 2009. But imams insist that they tried to go through the registration process only to have their applications rejected for unspecified reasons.

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Interest Of Belarusian Secret Service In Social Networks

Posted by Info on 25/01/2011

Interest of the Belarusian secret service in social networks is not accidental. It was the Internet and social networks that Belarusians used to break the information vacuum in the county in the run-up to the elections. That’s why the repressions touched upon not only popular politicians, but also founders of biggest Internet venues.
Hundreds of computers have been confiscated during the month of arrests and raids. This is the easiest way to access confidential information of an Internet user.

Disabling https encryption on the voting day on December 19 that led to blocking Gmail and Facebook can be considered another possible way of hacking. Most world’s services use encryption for authorization. Blocking port 443 allows capturing passwords or means someone wants to steal passwords to personal accounts of Internet users. It probably was a side affect of the so called Potato Firewall. It cannot be excluded that all Belarusians, who tried to access their accounts in, for example, Vkontakte network on December 19, left a copy of their passwords in the Operative and Analytical Center.

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Uzbek President Islam Karimov Completes Visit to Brussels: Is It Success?

Posted by Info on 25/01/2011

Uzbek President Islam Karimov’s visits Brussels on 24 January. As a result of them, the European Commission and Uzbekistan signed a memorandum of understanding in the energy sphere, while NATO secured a route to northern Afghanistan;.

NATO Secretary General Anders Rasmussen said the following about a meeting with Karimov:
“It’s a meeting decided on request of the president of Uzbekistan. I find it quite natural to have this meeting. Uzbekistan is one of our partner countries and within our partnerships we have a continuous dialogue with our partners, including a dialogue on democracy and human rights and that will also be one of the topics for discussion this afternoon,said Rasmussen in reply to the criticism by human rights groups for his meeting with Karimov.

Common interests in the development of Afghanistan will become another focus of the talks between Rasmussen and Karimov.
“As you know, Uzbekistan is a neighbouring country, and we cooperate with the Central Asian countries as regards our operation in Afghanistan, and among other elements in that cooperation we agreed on a transit facility through Uzbekistan back in 2009.”

Rights activists rally against Uzbek visit in Brussells
started outside the European Commission’s office in Brussels to protest against the EU president’s reception of Uzbek President Islam Karimov, one of the world’s most brutal dictators.

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Домодедово- Вопрос О Дееспособности Российских Органов Безопасности

Posted by Info on 25/01/2011

Теракт в московском аэропорту Домодедово немецкий министр иностранных дел Гидо Вестервелле назвал варварским актом. Такому подлому преступлению нет оправдания. Мы выражаем сочувствие родным и близким жертв теракта.

Ужасно то, что снова и снова в России происходят такие жестокие преступления. Однако после терактов возникают два правомерных вопроса: кто совершил преступление, и почему оно не могло быть предотвращено?

На первый вопрос в России отвечают сразу, видя за подобными преступлениями “северокавказский след”. Этот нестабильный регион на протяжении многих лет является пороховой бочкой России. Социальные проблемы, высокий уровень безработицы среди молодежи, этническая напряженность, войны в Чечне,….. Почти ежедневно в республиках Северного Кавказа совершаются теракты или происходят перестрелки между исламскими боевиками и представителями правоохранительных органов.

Эту печальную повседневность многие москвичи и жители Центральной России не воспринимают уже близко к сердцу. Чудовищными терактами в российской столице террористы хотят вызвать страх и вновь привлечь к себе внимание.

В настоящий момент на Северном Кавказе нет ни одной организации боевиков, с которой российское правительство могло бы вести переговоры, даже если бы захотело этого….

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Security Services Aware Of Terrorists Attack On Moscow Airpor In Advance

Posted by Info on 25/01/2011

A law enforcement source said that the security services were aware that terrorists were planning an attack on a Moscow airport, but were unable to locate and detain the three suspects they had been searching for.

A spokesman for Russia’s national anti-terrorism committee (NAC) said earlier on Tuesday that insufficient security measures in Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport are to blame for Monday’s deadly blast.
The source said that security and police at the arrival hall of the airport did not pay enough attention at unauthorized persons and strangers in the area. The work of police and security at Domodedovo International Airport will be checked.

Two terrorists were involved in a suicide bomb attack at Moscow’s Domodedovo International Airport that killed 35 and injured up to 180.
“The blast occurred when a suspected female terrorist opened a bag. She was accompanied by a man whose head was ripped off by the explosion. It cannot be ruled out that the terrorists wanted to leave the explosive device in the hall but the bomb was detonated inadvertently or by a remote control device,” the source saide said.

At least six foreigners have been identified among the 35 confirmed dead.
Two British citizens, one German and three central Asians from Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan were among those killed when a suicide bomber blew up the arrivals area of Russia’s busiest airport at 4:30 on Monday afternoon.
A further eight foreigners remained in hospital on Tuesday morning, with 87 people in total still undergoing treatment.

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