17 Religious Communities Registered in Azerbaijan in Last Month

Society Materials 20 February 2008 14:33 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, 20 February / Trend corr. E.Huseynli / The Azerbaijani State Committee on Work with Religious Structures registered 17 religious communities, Yagut Aliyev, the Committee press-service head, stated to Trend .

About 426 religious communities were registered in Azerbaijan at the end of December 2007. The activities of religious communities are regulated by the draft law Freedom of Conscience.

The court stopped the functioning of only one religious community; Temple of love in 2002 on the grounds of charges by the State Committee.

According to Aliyeva, all religious communities registered in Azerbaijan are Muslim.