Kazakhstan Archive

Kazakhstan passes restrictive religion law

Videos New law, which authorities say is needed to curb extremism, bans prayer in state institutions. Last Modified: 14 Oct 2011 05:23 Nursultan Nazarbayev, Kazakhstan’s president, has approved a...

Kazakhstan curbs religious freedom to halt militancy

Edition US Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev addresses the 66th United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters in New York, September 21, 2011. Credit: Reuters/Shannon Stapleton By Dmitry Solovyov...

Kazakhstan Passes Restrictive Religion Law

By AP / PETER LEONARD Thursday, Oct. 13, 201 (ALMATY, Kazakhstan) — Kazakhstan’s president on Thursday approved a bill tightening registration rules for religious groups that has been described...

KAZAKHSTAN: Parliamentary adoption of restrictive laws imminent?

  23 September 2011 By Felix Corley, Forum 18 News Service <http://www.forum18.org> Two laws imposing severe restrictions on freedom of religion or belief could possibly be adopted by Kazakhstan’s...

KAZAKHSTAN: “One nation – one religion”?

  28 July 2011 By Mushfig Bayram, Forum 18 News Service <http://www.forum18.org> Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbaev has called for increased surveillance of religious communities. Earlier, the head of the...

Kazakh parliament passes law that severely restricts religious freedom

» 11/27/2008 17:24 KAZAKHSTAN All unauthorised religious activity is banned, even meeting to pray or do charity work. Offenders will be severely punished. OCSE, which had asked for further...