The activities of the state-owned charity fund “Sakhovat va kumak” (“Kindness and Support”) contradicts to the laws of Uzbekistan, which prohibit the government from creating such foundations. Moreover, the Fund purchases products at inflated prices, and its account replenished through “voluntary” deductions from the salaries of employees of governmental organizations. (more…)
There are many foundations and charity organizations in the republic linked to religion. (more…)
Experts and human rights activists urge the Tajik authorities to introduce an independent examination of materials for the banned ideas. (more…)
Policy of Countering Terrorism and Extremism in Uzbekistan: How Did It Change Over the Past Few Years?
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…)
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…)
The authorities see a solution in isolating prisoners convicted of extremism and terrorism in separate facilities, but this option also is risky. (more…)
With the new president Kassym Zhomart-Tokayev, Kazakhstan shows little progress regarding people persecuted for political and religious beliefs. The global community tries to contribute to this process. Nevertheless, “religious” trials come one after another and it is impossible to secure an acquittal of “extremist” and “terrorist” charges. (more…)