[JURIST] A UN expert on Friday urged [press release] the Kazakhstan government to end the mandatory registration of religious communities. Currently, all religious communities in Kazakhstan are required by law to obtain registration status to exercise collective religious functions. During a visit to Kazakhstan, the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief Heiner Bielefeldt said in a statement [text] that such a law leads to legal insecurity: "Those communities, which fail to meet the threshold set by the...

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