Activity of Jehovah's Witnesses Religious Community Suspended in South of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan Materials 15 September 2008 13:13 (UTC +04:00)

Kazakhstan, Almaty, 15 September / Trend corr. R.Mashadihasanli / Activities of Jehovah's Witnesses religious community was suspended in Sariagash District of the Southern Kazakhstan Region, the regional court told journalists.

"The Regional Court confirmed decision of the Sariagash Special Administrative Court to suspend activity of the Jehovah's Witnesses Sariagash community for holding religious rituals beyond the registered place, exactly in a private house," the regional court said. The court imposed 116,000 tenge fine on the community and activities of the community were suspended for six months.

Activities of Jehovah's Witnesses religious community in Shimkent were suspended for six months for the same reason, as well (Firemen sealed the Kings' House, the community's earlier placement, because of violation of rules of fire security). At present the Southern Kazakhstan has only one functioning religious community Jehovah's Witnesses, which was registered in Aksukent village of Sayram Region.

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