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News Tajikistan » Religion: TAJIKISTAN: Amendments impose even tighter state control

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Publication date: onday 19 February 2018

Tajikistan's latest amendments adding more restrictions to the already restrictive Religion Law came into force on 10 January. "Instead of improving the Law, the amendments worsened it and made it more restrictive," human rights defender Faizinisso ...

News Tajikistan » Religion: Two thousand mosques converted into tearooms and cultural centres

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Publication date: Wednesday 07 February 2018

Dushanbe (AsiaNews/Agencies) – Tajikistan’s Committee for Religious Affairs (CRA) last year converted what it claimed to be 2,000 illegal mosques into tearooms, barber shops, cultural centres, medical clinics, and kindergartens. “We gave the owners ...

News Tajikistan » Religion: Uzbek religious extremist on trial for Stockholm truck attack

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Publication date: onday 12 February 2018

Premeditated or desperate act? The trial is expected to focus on Akilov’s intentions: Was it premeditated? Was there a religious motive? Or was it the act of a desperate man? Akilov is scheduled to address the court as of February 20. He arrived in ...

News Tajikistan » Religion: Religious freedom and U.S. foreign policy

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Publication date: hursday 08 February 2018

As if to illustrate his point, the State Department around the same time released its yearly list of countries guilty of “egregious” religious freedom offenses – Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan ...

News Tajikistan » Religion: Tajik Election Law Changes Seen Favoring President's Son

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Publication date: uesday 06 February 2018

Rahmon has been criticized by international human rights group in recent years over increasing disregard for religious freedoms, civil society, and political pluralism in Tajikistan.

News Tajikistan » Religion: Meeting of Prosecutors General of the Republic of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan

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Publication date: Wednesday 07 February 2018

The sides discussed issues of improving effectiveness of combating terrorism and religious extremism ... The Prosecutor General of the Republic of Tajikistan Y.Rakhmon expressed his gratitude for warm reception and noted that this meeting will contribute ...

News Tajikistan » Religion: Tajikistan Converts 2,000 Mosques Into Public Facilities

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Publication date: Sunday 04 February 2018

Tajikistan last year converted 2,000 mosques into facilities for general public use in its latest effort to streamline the practice of religion in the country and marginalize those not directly under government control. The head of the Committee for ...

News Tajikistan » Religion: Loco Films Boards Lungin’s Big-Budget Russian War Movie ‘Leaving Afghanistan’ (EXCLUSIVE)

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Publication date: hursday 15 February 2018

Due to the unstable situation in Afghanistan, the film shot mostly in Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and in the territory ... regardless of social status and religious affiliation.” Lungin has competed at Cannes with several films, including “Tsar” which ...

News Tajikistan » Religion: On the Rise in Tajikistan, Islam Worries an Authoritarian Government

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Publication date: uesday 09 September 2014

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan — Islam is blossoming in Tajikistan. Beards are in style. Headscarves, too. Bazaars are doing a booming trade in prayer rugs, religious audio recordings and gaudy clocks featuring Muslim holy sites. After decades of enforced ...