On 16 September Radio Liberty reported: “The campaign against the wearing of beards and hijab has once again intensified in Uzbekistan. Video footage sent to Ozodlik on 13 September shows female students at the Bank College in Andijan, who wear the hijab, being asked to tie their headscarves differently, with knots in the back. The […]
On 11 August, RIA Novosti news agency reported: “The triple gas union of Russia, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan may be expanded to include other countries, Dmitry Birichevsky, director of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Economic Cooperation Department, told RIA Novosti.
The press service of Kyrgyz President Sadyr Zhaparov said on 4 May: “Sadyr Zhaparov paid an unscheduled visit to General Secondary School No. 77 in Bishkek and participated in a lesson on the history of the development of religions for ninth grade students. This subject has been introduced in the curriculum since September 2023 on […]
On March 15, Vesti.kg reported: “As part of measures taken to prevent and suppress the illegal activities of followers of banned religious movements, the SCNS of Kyrgyzstan revealed the clandestine activities of the so-called women’s wing of the religious extremist organization Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami.
On February 13, the news agency Radio Liberty published an article on its web page: “Gas control is an important geopolitical weapon for the Kremlin. The investigator talks about how the Kremlin’s ties to the Uzbek gas sector were exposed.
On January 12, the news agency BBC NEWS reported on its Russian-language page: “A military court in Rostov-on-Don sentenced Imam Raif Fevziev, detained in Russia-annexed Crimea, to 17 years in a strict regime colony. He was accused in the case of Hizb ut-Tahrir, an organization that is recognized as terrorist and banned in Russia but […]
On December 14, 2022, Radio Liberty published an article about the statements of Imam Rahmatulloh Sayfutdinov: “In the first decade of December, Uzbekistan was gripped by an energy crisis. Hour-long blackouts and long lines at gas stations were observed throughout the country. In a moment of public tension, the chief imam of Tashkent, Rakhmatullo Sayfutdinov, […]
On September 16, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic reported: “In the building of the Ministry, the Tajik side was given a note of protest regarding the illegal and destructive actions of the Tajik side. The Kyrgyz side noted that on September 16, 2022, violating all previously reached […]
On June 9, the press service of the FSB of the Russian Federation reported: «In Rostov-on-Don the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation neutralized a conspiratorial cell of the international terrorist organization “Hizb ut Tahrir al Islami” consisting of 13 citizens of the countries of the Central Asian region (banned in Russia by the […]
On May 5, the president of Kazakhstan, K. Tokayev, announced on the President’s website that a republican referendum would be held on June 5, 2022. The statement reads: “In accordance with paragraph 1 of Article 91 of the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Article 18 of the Constitutional Law of the Republic of […]
On April 4, President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sadyr Zhaparov addressed the people of the country. The appeal says – “Good evening, dear Kyrgyzstanis! My glorious people! Holy Motherland! The reason for my live address today is that we can announce to the Kyrgyz people and the entire world community that the Kumtor mine has […]
On April 5, the State Committee for National Security of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan on its Internet portal reported: The activities of the underground cell of the “women’s wing” of the Religious Extremist Organization “Hizb-ut-Tahrir” have been suppressed. The State Committee for National Security of the Kyrgyz Republic, as part of the identification and suppression […]
On March 10, the Interfax-Russia news agency reported: “Five residents of Crimea received a colony for all 88 years for participating in Hizb ut-Tahrir banned in the Russian Federation. The Southern District Military Court in Rostov-on-Don on Thursday sentenced five residents of Crimea to lengthy prison terms ranging from 15 to 19 years in the […]
On February 18, 2022, the website of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Uzbekistan reported: “The criminal activity of a member of the religious extremist movement “Hizb ut-Tahrir” “MA”, born in 1979, living in the city of Kokand, has been suppressed.
On January 18, 2022, the official website of the first President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, published N. Nazarbayev’s appeal, for the first time since the start of mass demonstrations in the country since January 2.
On January 7, the President of Kazakhstan, KZh Tokayev, made another statement: “The anti-terrorist operation continues in our country. The large-scale and well-coordinated work is being carried out by the police, the National Guard and the army to restore law and order in accordance with the Constitution.
On December 16, IA KAZINFORM reported: “Today, Kazakhstanis celebrate one of the main holidays – the Independence Day of the Republic of Kazakhstan. This year our Independence marks 30 years,” Kazinform correspondent reports. On December 1, 1991, the first presidential elections in the country’s history took place, as a result of which the candidacy of […]
On November 18, news agency Radio Liberty, with reference to the US Department of State, published the news: “Kazakhstan has avoided being included in the US “watchlist” for religious freedom. The State Department did not comply with the recommendation of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) to add Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and […]
On October 14, 2021, IA Gazeta.Uz reported: “In Uzbekistan, there are more than 2,000 prisoners convicted for religious and political reasons. According to the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, this is more than all the former Soviet republics combined, and one of the highest rates in the world. The commission noted the successes of […]
On September 15-16, regular meetings of the Collective Security Council were held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, where they discussed the problems of international and regional security and their impact on the security of the CSTO member states, the CSTO information service reported. The main agenda was the situation in Afghanistan.
On August 17, the Crimea Info news agency reported: “Five residents of Crimea and Sevastopol were detained on suspicion of participation in the terrorist organization Hizb ut-Tahrir, banned in Russia. This was reported by Interfax with reference to its own source.
Radio Liberty is increasingly covering events related to the persecution of LGBT people in the republics of Central Asia. For example, on June 10, Radio Svoboda published an interview with the deputy of the parliament of Uzbekistan Alisher Kadirov, who openly proposed to deport all the representatives of the LGBT community from the country without […]
On May 13, news agency nuz.uz reported: “Today, 2.5 million people have performed festive prayer in 2021 mosques throughout Uzbekistan. These figures were reported by the Committee for Religious Affairs. On the day of Ramadan Khayit, 497 thousand believers performed a festive prayer in 106 mosques in Tashkent. In particular, more than 18 thousand Muslims […]
A conference on Afghan settlement was held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on the 30th of March, reported Kommersant news agency. On Tuesday, Heart of Asia – Istanbul Process Conference was held in Dushanbe, the main theme of which was regional cooperation and the reconstruction of Afghanistan after the expected end of the conflict in this country. […]
On January 31, the Gazeta.uz news agency reported: “The president of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev got acquainted with the construction progress of the Center for Islamic Civilization in Tashkent. Its construction began next to the Khazrati Imam complex in the summer of 2018 at the suggestion of the head of the state.
On February 18, the press service of the FSB reported: “The Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation, in cooperation with units of the Federal Service of Troops, the National Guard, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, as part of a special operation in the Republic of Crimea, the cities of Moscow, St. Petersburg, […]
On January 7, the broadcasting company of Uzbek television on the channel “Uzbekistan” aired a program entitled “Islam – the essence and explanations,” which was devoted to refuting the video lecture of brother Mahmoud Abdulmumin, in which he explained the issue of jihad.