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News Kyrgyzstan » Religion: The Ostpolitik of today and the 'outgoing' Church (III)

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Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

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News Kyrgyzstan » Religion: 'No One Is Safe': Journalist Says Suicide Better Than Returning To Torture In Uzbekistan

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Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

According to Human Rights Watch, Nurmatov was severely beaten "in an attempt to coerce him to become an informant on acquaintances and friends who were religious Muslims." In 2009, he traveled from Kyrgyzstan to Kazakhstan, where he contacted the UNHCR ...

News Kyrgyzstan » Religion: Kyrgyzstan's Self-Defeating Conflict With Moderate Islam

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Publication date: uesday 21 June 2016

He added, “In Kyrgyzstan, where 85 percent of the population practice Islam, necessary conditions have to be created for the proper performance of religious rites. Instead of meeting us halfway, the government declared us extremists and takfiris ...

News Kyrgyzstan » Religion: Kyrgyz president instructs to strengthen work on religious enlightening sphere

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Publication date: Friday 05 January 2018

President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Zheenbekov received today director of the State Commission for Religious Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic Zayirbek Ergeshov, Kabar reports. The efforts being made to further enhance the effectiveness of state policy in the ...

News Kyrgyzstan » Religion: 'The Soviet times were good': Kyrgyzstan local reveals that life was worry-free under USSR rule... but now 'extremist Islam is blighting the country'

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Publication date: hursday 29 June 2017

I'm told by one local, that mosques now actually out number schools in the country. Explaining how religion in Kyrgyzstan has changed since independence, Gulzat muses: 'In the Soviet times we had 15 countries under Russian rule, there were so many ...

News Kyrgyzstan » Religion: Kyrgyzstan restricts religious freedom; Church not affected

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Publication date: onday 01 February 2010

Less than five years after Kyrgyzstan’s ‘Tulip Revolution’ raised hopes that the central Asian nation would embrace greater democratic reforms, President Kurmanbek Bakiyev has signed a law restricting the religious freedom of communities with fewer ...

News Kyrgyzstan » Religion: Muslim clerics ban New Year's in Kyrgyzstan

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Publication date: Wednesday 26 December 2012

Muslim clerics in Kyrgyzstan have issued a fatwa against New Year celebrations ... “This New Year is not a religious holiday. It is not related to Muslims at all,” said Ravshan Eratov, head of the Kyrgyz Muslims’ Religious Administration.

News Kyrgyzstan » Religion: Loco Films Boards Lungin’s Big-Budget Russian War Movie ‘Leaving Afghanistan’ (EXCLUSIVE)

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Publication date: hursday 15 February 2018

Due to the unstable situation in Afghanistan, the film shot mostly in Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and in the territory of Dagestan ... regardless of social status and religious affiliation.” Lungin has competed at Cannes with several films, including ...

News Kyrgyzstan » Religion: Outrage after Kyrgyzstan reburies its only ancient mummy

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Publication date: onday 30 October 2017

But they talk, and then the state echoes their position,” Tashbayeva said. While Islam is the main religion in Kyrgyzstan, shamanic practices and cultural superstition also have deep roots in the former Soviet country of six million people. In 2011 ...