Kazakhstan expels foreign missionaries

Kazakh minister said that "A large number of foreigners from the US, Georgia, S. Korea, Japan were expelled from the country by law enforcement for violating regulations while working as missionaries without the required registration."

Kazakhstan expels foreign  missionaries
By World Bulletin Staff

Foreign missionaries have been expelled from Kazakhstan, country's Justice Minister Zagipa Baliyeva said.

"A large number of foreigners from the United States, Georgia, South Korea and Japan were expelled from the country by law enforcement authorities following court decisions for violating regulations while working as missionaries without the required registration," the minister said at a government session on Tuesday.

"We revealed 27 instances of violation of the law on freedom of religion and religious organizations by heads of non-traditional religious organizations, including the possession of material containing propaganda of radical ideas and the teachings of non-traditional religions," she added.

Interfax news agency said that to date, there are 362 foreign missionaries from various religious movements working in Kazakhstan, the justice minister said.
Last Mod: 30 Temmuz 2008, 12:23
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