KYRGYZSTAN - Kyrgyz government to require religions to register or fold [AN]


The authorities propose changes to the existing Religion Law. If adopted, changes will further empower the State Commission for Religious Affairs (SCRA). For human rights activists, the amended legislation would “subordinate religion to the state”.



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The country has a population of about 5.4 million, is 70% Sunni Muslim, 5% Orthodox, 25% Atheist. Nonetheless, a troubling development.


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