Kyrgyzstan Archive

KYRGYZSTAN: “We have not been able to pray and worship together”

Since July 2011, “we have not been able to pray and worship together”, an Ahmadi Muslim complained to Forum 18 News Service. Kyrgyzstan’s State Commission for Religious Affairs (SCRA)...

Kyrgyz Officials Reject Muslim Sect

December 30, 2011 Kyrgyzstan BISHKEK – Kyrgyz religious authorities have refused to re-register the Ahmadiyya Muslim community, RFE/RL’s Kyrgyz Service reports. Sagynbek Toktorbaev, a representative of the Ahmadiyya Muslim...

KYRGYZSTAN: Legal status applications almost impossible

  13 November 2009 By Mushfig Bayram, Forum 18 News Service Although unregistered religious activity in Kyrgyzstan is now banned, against international human rights standards, religious communities also cannot...

KYRGYZSTAN: New Law to introduce sweeping controls on religious education?

  7 September 2009 By Mushfig Bayram, Forum 18 News Service The draft text of a proposed new Law on Religious Education and Educational Institutions seen by Forum 18...

KYRGYZSTAN: Property obstacles used to stop registrations

  21 August 2009 By Mushfig Bayram, Forum 18 News Service Some religious communities in Kyrgyzstan are facing problems in registering as they cannot get a certificate from the...

KYRGYZSTAN: What will new “Coordinating Council on the Struggle Against Religious Extremism” do?

  19 August 2009 By Mushfig Bayram, Forum 18 News Service Kyrgyzstan has established a state Coordinating Council on the Struggle against Religious Extremism, Forum 18 News Service notes....

Kyrgyz police prevents faithful from meeting in private home to pray

» 08/17/2009 14:41 KYRGYZSTAN Many Protestant groups but also others are denied on technicalities the necessary permit to engage in activities. Protestant groups complain about systematic discrimination. Bishkek (AsiaNews/F18)...

KYRGYZSTAN: “Don’t meet for worship”

  13 August 2009 By Mushfig Bayram, Forum 18 News Service Unregistered communities of Protestant Christians, Hare Krishna devotees and Ahmadiya Muslims in many parts of Kyrgyzstan have been...