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January 8, 2016

TAJIKISTAN: J Witnesses set up by police ? – JWnews

This person had previously repeatedly phoned the two Jehovah’s Witnesses asking for a meeting to discuss their faith. When the two Jehovah’s Witnesses arrived, police arrested them. Police refused to confirm or deny to Forum 18 whether the apparent agent provocateur works for them. The two Jehovah’s Witnesses were “hit on the head and slapped” for refusing to sign a police report, though police denied this to Forum 18.

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January 24, 2015

TAJIKISTAN: Thoughtcrime banned | JWnews

Tajikistan continues to penalise people exercising their freedom of religion or belief for their ideas, not their actions . . .

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March 15, 2012

Tajikistan; appeal for religious freedom | JWnews

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan—On March 2, 2012, Jehovah’s Witnesses filed an application with the Constitutional Court of Tajikistan requesting that the decision by state authorities to “terminate” their registered religious organization be ruled unconstitutional.

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January 16, 2012

Jehovah’s Witnesses in Tajikistan, 2011.


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October 7, 2011

Tajikistan, Parental Responsibility Law and Religion.

Tajikistan appears to be hesitantly implementing its repressive Parental Responsibility Law, whose Article 8 includes the clause: “Parents are obliged (..) not to let children-teenagers participate in the activity of religious organisations, with the exception of those officially enrolled in religious education”.

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September 17, 2011

Tajikistan: maybe Hell is not so bad.

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Representatives of the State Committee on National Security (SCNS) and the Dushanbe Police Department raided a peaceful religious meeting of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
A mother and her four daughters (ages 2 to 13) were taken to the police station where they were interrogated for nearly seven hours.

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August 17, 2011

Tajikistan: Parental Responsibility Law comes into force.

Article 8 of the new Law includes the clause: “Parents are obliged (..) not to let children-teenagers participate in the activity of religious organisations, with the exception of those officially enrolled in religious education.”

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July 21, 2011

TAJIKISTAN: “Religious activity is only banned up to the age of 18”.


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The Parental Responsibility Law would in practice ban most children under eighteen from religious activity. An amendment to the Criminal Code was passed punishing organisers of undefined “extremist religious” teaching.
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June 23, 2011

Tajikistan: In Dushanbe children can go to church only for funerals.


Свидетели Иеговы. Пусть Божье Царство придет.Dushanbe (AsiaNews/F18) – The lower house of Tajikistan’s parliament approved a controversial Parental Responsibility Law on 15 June. President Emomali Rahmon had proposed it. Under the new piece of legislation, harsher measures would stop children under the age of 18 from attending religious functions, except funerals. Violations would be severely punished, including prison for parents. Experts note that the new law will further restrict religious freedom, already limited by the 2009 law.

Since then, many mosques have been destroyed, Christians have been tried and convicted for “illegal” meetings and activities, and Jehovah’s Witnesses have been banned.
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June 22, 2011

TAJIKISTAN: Bans on children’s religious activity.


TAJIKISTAN: Bans on children's religious activity, illegal meetings, and "extremist religious" teaching close?

Sunni Muslim 95%, Shi'a Muslim 3%

Asked why he thinks the authorities want such a law, Deputy Kabiri of the IRP responded: “I do not even want to comment on a law that I do not understand. I can only say that this law will infringe even further upon citizens’ rights and will bring even more restrictions.”

Deputy Salimzoda rejected this, insisting that the Law will “not infringe upon” the rights of the Muslim majority or religious minorities. “If children see their parents praying and observing their religious traditions, they will follow them when they grow up,” he maintained. “But while they are children they must attend school.”
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June 15, 2011

Jehovah’s Witnesses, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Islam.


According to Iskakov, there are currently almost 5,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses in Kyrgyzstan, where three-quarters of the population is Muslim. Traditionally, the group has fared better in Kyrgyzstan than in neighboring Uzbekistan, where many communities have been denied or stripped of registration. The movement is also banned outright in Tajikistan.
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May 27, 2011

TAJIKISTAN: Ban on religious education abroad without state permission to be adopted soon?


Without any prior public notice on 25 May the Lower Chamber of Tajikistan’s Parliament approved without discussion a government-proposed amendment banning people of any faith from having religious education abroad without state permission.
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May 26, 2011

TAJIKISTAN: Restrictive Parental Responsibility Law to be adopted soon ?


Sunni Muslim 95%, Shi'a Muslim 3%

Tajikistan’s Parliament may adopt a restrictive Parental Responsibility Law, drafts of which ban children from attending religious activities apart from funerals, Forum 18 News Service has found.
Drafts of the Law – which was initiated by President Emomali Rahmon – break the Constitution and international human rights standards. It reinforces restrictions in the 2009 Religion Law and, as well as banning children’s religious activity, also impose many other restrictions, such as on parents from choosing the names they wish for their children, and restrictions on religious education and dress.
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March 17, 2011

TAJIKISTAN: Tajikistan religious freedom survey, March 2011.


Under Article 13 Part 5, applicants also have to provide an account of their beliefs and religious practices and describe their attitude to education, family and marriage and health of their adherents. This may be a way to obstruct registration of Jehovah’s Witness communities, using their rejection of compulsory military service and blood transfusions as an excuse
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March 15, 2011

TAJIKISTAN: “Legal” restrictions on parents’ and children’s religious freedom.


Among the numerous new restrictions the draft imposes is to ban all participation by anyone under the age of 18 in religious activities ­ apart from funerals.
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January 12, 2011

TAJIKISTAN: “Why should I ask the Government what books I can read?


A new “offence” of producing, distributing, importing or exporting religious literature and items of a religious nature which have not passed through the compulsory prior state religious censorship was created with the addition of Article 474-1 to the Code of Administrative Offences. The Article, which came into force on 1 January 2011, imposes

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December 3, 2010

TAJIKISTAN: Why should one small village have three mosques?

Asked how many non-Muslim organisations are still awaiting registration, Dodikhudayeva of the Religious Affairs Committee in Dushanbe told Forum 18, “practically all the existing ones were re-registered”. Asked about the continuing nationwide ban on the Jehovah’s Witnesses, she said that only the courts could decide whether they will ever be able to regain their registration and expressed doubts that the community will be able to regain its registration. “They repeatedly violated the laws in the past,” she claimed, without specifying which laws.
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November 19, 2010

Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan impede religious freedom, says report.

2010 International Religious Freedom report
Although the report praised Turkmenistan for “small positive changes” that included officially recognizing the Catholic Church, “troubling treatment” of other religious groups still continues, the report said, emphasizing reports of arbitrary detention and raids of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the country.
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November 15, 2010

TAJIKISTAN: Jehovah’s Witness unregistered worship.

“Because all of this we live in uncertainty and fear, and cannot worship openly,” the Jehovah’s Witness lamented. Because of the ban fellow believers in Khujand are trying to survive on private jobs. “Our believers are known in the society and they are not employed in the public sector,” the Jehovah’s Witness said. Recently a member of their community working for a state school left his job, under the pressure of law-enforcement agencies. The Jehovah’s Witnesses do not want to discuss the details of this, due to fear of state reprisals. jwitness.wordpress.com
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June 17, 2010

Criminal charges filed for peaceful meeting in Tajikistan.

KHUJAND, Tajikistan—The Khujand City Prosecutor has revived a criminal case against 17 Jehovah’s Witnesses and interested persons who were attending a peaceful religious meeting in a private home on June 4, 2009, in the northern city of Khujand. The new case was filed on May 6, 2010.

May 19, 2010

TAJIKISTAN: Jail terms and massive fines – but for what crimes?

Jehovah’s Witnesses continue to face threats from the NSC secret police. The northern Sughd regional department of the NCS has sent letters – which Forum 18 has seen – to 17 local Jehovah’s Witnesses, warning them that criminal cases against them have been re-opened for additional investigation. The letter, signed on 7 May by NSC Senior Lieutenant F. Kurbonov, does not give any reasons for the investigation.

July 5, 2017

Jehovah’s Witnesses around the world.


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August 29, 2016

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August 15, 2015

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August 11, 2015

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December 13, 2014

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July 26, 2014

History of Jehovah’s Witnesses


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July 18, 2014

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December 21, 2013

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August 16, 2013

Russia: CIS has a Poor Record on Religious Freedom


A USCIRF delegation visiting Tajikistan last December found that its government targets religious activity that is independent of state control and jails people on unproven criminal charges linked to their religious activity or affiliation. Such abuses affect the majority Muslim community and also religious minorities, particularly Protestants and Jehovah’s Witnesses.

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