Posted by: becketfund | November 15, 2007

Russia: Government Continues to Dissolve Religious Organizations

Forum 18 reports that Russian police have recently dissolved a Pentecostal and a Muslim religious organization, following government checkups that are generally carried out every two years. Religious communities have reported a noticeable increase in bureaucracy and monitoring of organizations since Russia’s Federal Registration Service obtained broader powers two years ago. A community may now lose legal status for reasons ranging from activities “incompatible with its charter” to the late submission of a tax return.

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