Agreement on provision of gratis weapons and military equipment to Kyrgyzstan signed into force in Kazakhstan.
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.
A majority of religious institutions will pass re-registration in Kazakhstan without any problems, but about 20 percent of them will be denied registration.
If there are such threats, our law-enforcement authorities have to deal with it: Deputy chairman of Kazakhstan Agency for Religion.
Islamic group Djund Al-Khalifat threatened Kazakhstan with violence in case the authorities do not cancel the Law on Religion.
Head of press-service of Correctional System Commission of Kazakhstan Interior Ministry commented on the Religion Law.
Kazakhstan prisons will start closing down mosques, chapels and prayer rooms on October 25.
Kazakhstan General Prosecution Office will prepare a draft law with notification-based permit for peaceful meetings, rallies and demonstrations.
According to him, Islam and Russian Orthodox Church have occupied their niches, maintaining inter-faith dialogue and channels of social interaction.
According to him, norms regulating registration and re-registration of religion organizations will be the first to be drafted.
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.
Tleukhan assumes that the provision of the new law prohibiting prayers in public offices is out of sync with a number of international documents.
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.
Director of the ODIHR/OSCE Janez Lenarčič expressed his concerns about Kazkahstan law On religious activities and religious institutions.
Kazakhstan Commission on Social-Cultural Development discussed and submitted draft Marriage and Family Code for the second reading on October 6.
Chairman of Kazakhstan State Agency for Religion Kairat Lama Sharif tagged the statement of Freedom House groundless.
A draft law propenalty penalty for downloading pirate movies and music from the Internet was submitted to Kazakhstan Parliament.
The document has been submitted to the President for signature.
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.
Draft Religious Law will “grossly curb Kazakhstani citizens’ right to freely practice and express their faith": Freedom House.