Policy of Countering Terrorism and Extremism in Uzbekistan: How Did It Change Over the Past Few Years? 21.05.20

Since the beginning of 2020, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Uzbekistan has reported three cases of suppression of illegal extremist acts; in two cases, it was the detention of organized groups engaged in the propaganda of radical ideas, recruitment of youth to the ranks of international terrorist organizations. (more…)

Kyrgyzstan: Counter Extremism Strategies Need Modification

Preventive measures of countering extremist ideology leading to violence require more comprehensive approaches than just blocking and penalties. (more…)

Kyrgyzstan: The Thin Line Between Charity and Religious Propaganda 14.05.20

There are many foundations and charity organizations in the republic linked to religion. (more…)

Tajikistan: Any Online Action Will Be Used Against You 05.05.20

Experts and human rights activists urge the Tajik authorities to introduce an independent examination of materials for the banned ideas. (more…)

 Jehovah’s Witnesses in Tajikistan: Position Unchanged 28.04.20

Followers of this religious community liable for military service continue to go to jail.

Uzbekistan: Towards Religious Freedom 24.04.20

The authorities of Uzbekistan are trying to get rid of the negative image of the country. Uzbekistan is known as a place where the rights and freedoms of religious citizens are systematically violated. (more…)

Tajikistan: Tolerant Coexistence of Sunni Kyrgyz and Ismaili Tajiks on the Roof of the World

Murghab. A place where people withstand the most severe climatic conditions to survive. However, even these circumstances do not prevent local residents from following their ancestors’ customs and traditions. (more…)

Tradition of Head Covering in the Culture and Religions of Kazakhstan

A women’s headscarf is not just a beautiful accessory or a religious garment. In the old days, white headscarf used to mean the end of wars and conflicts for some nations. Today its meaning goes far beyond religions or national traditions.


Sacred worship online. How religious organizations work in Kyrgyzstan 23.04.20

The beginning of the holy month of Ramadan for Muslims in Kyrgyzstan will be held in the state of emergency and self-isolation. In this regard, the Spiritual Administration of the Muslims (SAM) has amended the rules for its observance. (more…)

Kyrgyzstan: the number of children not attending school due to parental beliefs is declining 20.04.20

In Kyrgyzstan, despite many years of struggle, there are still some cases, when children do not attend school because of the religious beliefs of their parents. (more…)

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