» 02/13/2009, 00.00
Restrictive new law on religious freedom is unconstitutional
Kazakhstan's Constitutional Council has rejected the new law because it violates the right to choose one's religion freely, and could cause discrimination. Now President Nazarbaiev can either comply with the decision, or ask the Council for a new one.
Churches and mosques in Kazakh prisons closed. Solitary confinement for praying in cells
The places of worship in violation of new laws on religious freedom. Prohibiting prayer in public places. The prison service is run by the Muslim community and the Russian Orthodox Church.
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Sajan K George: India tells UN that it protects equality, but minorities are desperate
The activist challenges the statement by the Indian delegate at the UN Human Rights Council. The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), which monitors religious freedom internationally, says that religious minorities and Dalit communities face discrimination and persecution in India.
Blasphemy 'law' is a death sentence for non Muslims
Pakistan's non Muslim minorities are determined to challenge the law's constitutionality before the Supreme Court.
Violence against Christians in Vientiane and Luang Phrabang
In Astana, parliament is approving a law for "religious unfreedom"
The lower chamber has approved the text, which will soon go to the senate for final review. The authors of the law refuse to release the text. But human rights activists say that it contains restrictive measures to wipe out many religious groups that today are permitted. No interest in observations from the OSCE.
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