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Kazakhstan to supply Kyrgyzstan with spare armored vehicles and mortar-guns

Agreement on provision of gratis weapons and military equipment to Kyrgyzstan signed into force in Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan to supply Kyrgyzstan with spare armored vehicles and mortar-guns
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Kazakhstan to issue rules to regularize missionaries’ work

With the regulations in place, we will be able to (…) counteract the destructive impact of some religious organizations on the spiritual development of the Kazakhstan’s society: Kairat Lama Sharif, Head of the State Agency for Religion.

Kazakhstan to issue rules to regularize missionaries’ work
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20 percent of Kazakhstan's religious institutions will not pass re-registration

A majority of religious institutions will pass re-registration in Kazakhstan without any problems, but about 20 percent of them will be denied registration.

20 percent of Kazakhstan's religious institutions will not pass re-registration
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Authenticity of the statements of the extremists threatening Kazakhstan with violence has to be checked

If there are such threats, our law-enforcement authorities have to deal with it: Deputy chairman of Kazakhstan Agency for Religion.

Authenticity of the statements of the extremists threatening Kazakhstan with violence has to be checked
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Extremists threatened Kazakhstan with violence for religion law

Islamic group Djund Al-Khalifat threatened Kazakhstan with violence in case the authorities do not cancel the Law on Religion.

Extremists threatened Kazakhstan with violence for religion law
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Mosques and chapels will not be closed in Kazakhstan prisons

Head of press-service of Correctional System Commission of Kazakhstan Interior Ministry commented on the Religion Law.

Mosques and chapels will not be closed in Kazakhstan prisons
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Prisons to close down prayer rooms and chapels in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan prisons will start closing down mosques, chapels and prayer rooms on October 25.

Prisons to close down prayer rooms and chapels in Kazakhstan
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Kazakhstan General Prosecution Office to develop draft law on peaceful meetings and rallies

Kazakhstan General Prosecution Office will prepare a draft law with notification-based permit for peaceful meetings, rallies and demonstrations.

Kazakhstan General Prosecution Office to develop draft law on peaceful meetings and rallies
Kairat Lama Sharif, Chairman of the Agency for Religion. flickr.com
The new law does not impair the equality of religions: Chairman of the Agency for Religion

According to him, Islam and Russian Orthodox Church have occupied their niches, maintaining inter-faith dialogue and channels of social interaction.

The new law does not impair the equality of religions: Chairman of the Agency for Religion
Kairat Lama Sharif, Chairman of the Agency for Religion. flickr.com
Chairman of the Agency for Religion comments on the new law on religion

According to him, norms regulating registration and re-registration of religion organizations will be the first to be drafted.

Chairman of the Agency for Religion comments on the new law on religion
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. ©RIA Novosti
President Nazarbayev signs law on religion

The new law adopted by the national Parliament September 29 introduces obligatory re-registration of all religion organizations and prohibits administering any religion rites without due state registration.

President Nazarbayev signs law on religion
Ban on prayers could encourage extremism in Kazakhstan: Tleukhan
Ban on prayers could encourage extremism in Kazakhstan: Tleukhan

Tleukhan assumes that the provision of the new law prohibiting prayers in public offices is out of sync with a number of international documents.

Ban on prayers could encourage extremism in Kazakhstan: Tleukhan
Supreme Mufti Absattar Hkadzhi Derbessali. © Yaroslav Radlovsky
Supreme Mufti comments on religion law

September 29 Kazakhstan’s Parliament adopted a new law on religion that among other things introduces ban on prayer rooms in public bodies, education and healthcare facilities, military units.

Supreme Mufti comments on religion law
Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, Ambassador Janez Lenarčič. vesti.kz stock photo.
ODIHR/OSCE called Kazakhstan to review Religious Law

Director of the ODIHR/OSCE Janez Lenarčič expressed his concerns about Kazkahstan law On religious activities and religious institutions.

ODIHR/OSCE called Kazakhstan to review Religious Law
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Kazakhstan senators against same-sex unions

Kazakhstan Commission on Social-Cultural Development discussed and submitted draft Marriage and Family Code for the second reading on October 6.

Kazakhstan senators against same-sex unions
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Statement of Freedom House on Religious Law tagged groundless in Kazakhstan

Chairman of Kazakhstan State Agency for Religion Kairat Lama Sharif tagged the statement of Freedom House groundless.

Statement of Freedom House on Religious Law tagged groundless in Kazakhstan
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Kazakhstan users to lose computers for downloading pirate movies

A draft law propenalty penalty for downloading pirate movies and music from the Internet was submitted to Kazakhstan Parliament.

Kazakhstan users to lose computers for downloading pirate movies
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Kazakhstan Parliament adopted Religious Law

The document has been submitted to the President for signature.

Kazakhstan Parliament adopted Religious Law
Chairman of Kazakhstan State Agency for Religion Kairat Lama Sharif. Photo courtesy of flickr.com
Kairat Lama Sharif explained the "secular state" term

Kairat Lama Sharif gave a special explanation of the “secular state” term during discussion of the draft law On religious activities and religious institutions in the Senate.

Kairat Lama Sharif explained the "secular state" term
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American human rights organization called Kazakhstan Senate to reject Religious Law

Draft Religious Law will “grossly curb Kazakhstani citizens’ right to freely practice and express their faith": Freedom House.

American human rights organization called Kazakhstan Senate to reject Religious Law