U.S. claims restrictions on religious freedom in Azerbaijan.

The report also said there were reports of some prejudice against Muslims who converted to other faiths, and there was occasional hostility toward groups that proselytized, particularly Jehovah’s Witnesses, evangelical Christians, and other missionary groups.

Azerbaijan’s constitution and law provide for freedom of religion with certain restrictions, a US State Department body has said in its annual report on religious freedoms worldwide.

Constitutional amendments and other legislation passed in 2009 increased restrictions on religious conduct and added new registration requirements for religious groups, claims the International Religious Freedom Report 2010 issued by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor on Wednesday.
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