Leader of the banned IRPT reportedly received by the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution

30/12/2015 17:07
Asia-Plus
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DUSHANBE, December 30, 2015, Asia-Plus – Muhiddin Kabiri, the leader of the banned Islamic Revival Party of Tajikistan (IRPT), has reportedly been received by the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei in Tehran on the sidelines an international conference.

Radio Liberty’s Tajik Service reports Muhiddin Kabiri met with the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei on December 29 on the sidelines of the International Islamic Unity Conference that took place in Tehran on December 27-29.   

Iranian news agency IRNA reports the 29th Islamic Unity Conference with the theme of “Present Crises of Muslim World and Ways to End Them” held on December 27-29 December, concurrent with the birthday anniversary of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), dubbed as Islamic Unity Week in Tehran.

There were 14 specialized sections discussing different themes including Muslim world’s conditions today, resistance movement scholars, women and family, youths, academics, sciences and technology, etc.

According to IRNA, the conference participants also met with the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei and paid attention to his thoughtful remarks on the main theme of the conference.

Iran’s Fars News Agency (FNA) reports that Kabiri had previously participated freely in the Islamic Unity Conference, but since his party was banned in Tajikistan, this year he attended the conference as a special guest.

We will recall that Tajikistan has expressed concern about Iran’s decision to invite Muhiddin Kabiri, the leader of the banned Islamic Revival Party of Tajikistan (IRPT), to attend the an international conference in Tehran.

On Tuesday December 29, Tajikistan summoned Iranian Ambassador to Tajikistan Hojjatollah Faghani to express “regret” over Iran's decision to invite the leader of the banned IRPT to attend the International Islamic Unity Conference that took place in Tehran on December 27-29.

Tajikistan's MFA said in a statement on December 29 that it was “greatly concerned” that “the head of the extremist and terrorist former IRPT, Muhiddin Kabiri, who faces charges of attempting to overthrow the government … has been invited to the conference.”

“Tajikistan’s MFA considers such actions of organizers of this conference to be unacceptable and categorically states that such an attitude to enemies of the state and the people of Tajikistan can negatively affected good relations between Tajikistan and Iran,” the Tajik MFA statement said.

Tajikistan’s Supreme Court banned the Islamic Revival Party (IRP) as terrorist group on September 29 on the basis of a suit filed by the Prosecutor-General’s Office.  The Supreme Court ruled that the IRP should be included on a blacklist of extremist and terrorist organizations.  The verdict forces the closure of the IRPT's official newspaper Najot (Salvation) and bans the distribution of any video, audio, or printed materials related to the party's activities.

Muhiddin Kabiri remains in a self-imposed exile outside Tajikistan.

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