MOSCOW, August 1 (RAPSI) – Over 3,000 people suspected of terrorism and extremism are wanted by the Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (RATS SCO), according to the information released on the organization’s website.
The list includes alleged criminals put on the international wanted list by law enforcement agencies of the SCO member states, the statement reads.
Moreover, the organization maintains a register of more than 100 banned terrorist and extremist groups. In particular, the register includes the Islamic State, Hizb ut-Tahrir, Jabhat al-Nusra, and the East Turkestan Islamic Movement prohibited in Russia.
The lists are regularly updated basing on the SCO members’ information and court rulings adopted in accordance with their national legislation.
Stepping up of transnational terrorist activities requires combined efforts of the international community to draft and realize appropriate measures of reaction for enhancing security and stability at the domestic and regional levels, according to the statement.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) is a permanent intergovernmental international organization founded in 2001 by China, Kazakhstan the Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Later, India and Pakistan joined the organization. The SCO consolidates efforts to counter terrorism and radicalization among member countries, and also works on other policy areas such as politics and trade. The RATS SCO is based in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.