Posted by: becketfund | November 27, 2007

Tajikistan: Government Moves Forward with Religion Law Despite Complaints

Forum 18 reports that as the OSCE and various religious organizations in Tajikistan lodge formal complaints about the country’s proposed new Religion Law, Tajik officials have declined to explain the underlying need for and purpose of the new law. The proposed law, which is said to violate the Tajik constitution, includes restrictions on parents’ right to educate their children according to their own religious convictions and allocates broad, unspecified powers to authorities to check on and control religious organizations. Certain articles of the draft law can be read in full in the article on Forum 18’s website by following the above link.

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