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newsChina: Tight state controls on religious education

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Forum18.org 2013-05-15

China does not allow religious communities to run schools for children, even though regulations do not forbid the provision of religious education to minors. ...

newsAzerbaijan: Imam and driver in pre-trial detention, conscientious objector imprisoned

Forum18.org 2013-05-14

Imprisoned Jehovah's Witness conscientious objector Kamran Mirzayev is due to hear tomorrow (15 May) if his appeal has overturned his nine-month prison sentence, Jehovah's Witnesses told Forum 18 News Service. ...

newsUzbekistan: Continuing denials of prisoners' freedom of religion or belief

Forum18.org 2013-05-07

Uzbekistan continues to limit the freedom of religion or belief of all prisoners, Forum 18 News Service has learned. ...

newsKazakhstan: Religious freedom to suffer in anti-extremist programme?

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Forum18.org 2013-05-06

"Uncover and halt the activity of illegally functioning places of worship"; "Uncover and halt the distribution of religious literature and informational materials of religious content in non-approved locations"; "Uncover and halt ...

newsKazakhstan: Religious free speech "doesn't exist"

Forum18.org 2013-04-26

Kazakhstan's National Library in Almaty has had its religious books checked, its General Director Gulisa Balabekova told Forum 18 News Service, but "there were no problems". ...

newsKazakhstan: Four raids, heart attack, eight fines – amid presidential claims of religious freedom

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Forum18.org 2013-04-22

Within 48 hours of a claim by Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev that "religious freedom is fully secured", seven members of a small Pentecostal Church – four of them in their sixties – were given heavy fines for meeting for ...

newsKazakhstan: Never too old to be fined

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Forum18.org 2013-04-10

Among seven members of a small Baptist church in Ayagoz in East Kazakhstan Region punished for holding unregistered religious services were two grandmothers in their late seventies, according to the verdicts seen by Forum 18 News Service. ...

newsKyrgyzstan: Eight raids, two official warnings in three months

Forum18.org 2013-04-08

Police and secret police officers raided eight meetings for worship of Jehovah's Witnesses in the first three months of 2013, claiming that they were illegal because the communities had no individual registration. ...




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