Central Asia

Interfaith marriages in Tajikistan: all is possible if you are in love

cabar.asia 08.10.19

Different religions should not become the obstacles to marriage, as religious scholars and representatives of clergy say. The main thing that matters is mutual respect and following the traditions of both sides.
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Arastun Orujlu: Central Asian Experience of Working with “Returnees” from Syria is Useful for Azerbaijan

cabar.asia 23.09.19

“Participation of CIS in radical groups fighting in Syria, Iraq and some parts of Afghanistan is a common issue for all CIS states. Joint efforts would facilitate the fight against this phenomenon and terrorism in general,” Arastun Orujlu, Azerbaijan-based expert in security issues, former officer of the Ministry of National Security of Azerbaijan, and head of the Vostok Zapad think tank, said in the interview to CABAR.asia.
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Searching for truth in China’s Uighur ‘re-education’ camps

The Chinese region of Xinjiang is home to millions of ethnic Muslim Uighurs who have lived there for decades. Rights groups say hundreds of thousands have been detained in camps without trial, but China argues they voluntarily attend centres which combat “extremism”. 

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Key Principiles for the Protection, Repatriation, Prosecution, Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Women and Children with Links to United Nations Listed Terrorist Groups

The United Nations has provided Kyrgyzstan with guidelines on key principles for the protection, investigation, repatriation, and reintegration of women and children with references to terrorist groups.

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Monitoring the observance of the right to freedom of religion and belief in Central Asia

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is an independent body of the US government, established on a bipartisan basis in accordance with the International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA) of 1998. The Commission monitors the observance of the universal right to freedom of religion and belief abroad. Using international standards to monitor violations of freedom of religion and belief abroad, the Commission develops policy recommendations for the president, secretary of state, and US Congress. (more…)