KAZAKHSTAN SUPREME COURT ISSUES DECISION IN FAVOR OF JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
Bud v teme, 28 July 2017
By a decision in the case of A.O. Korolev of 1 June 2017, the Supreme Court of the republic of Kazakhstan reversed the decision of all lower courts and thereby showed the insubstantiality of the accusation against Jehovah's Witnesses of "illegal missionary activity." This decision once again confirmed the right of Jehovah's Witnesses to peacefully and respectfully share their convictions with their neighbors and fellow citizens, participating in activity useful for society, supporting the principles of high morality, abstaining from bad habits, and showing mutual respect.
This decision was added to eight previous
decisions of the
Supreme Court in the Jehovah's Witnesses' favor, which confirm and
freedoms of expression and religious confession of each citizen of
according to international and constitutional norms.
The acting chairman of the Committee for
of the Ministry for Affairs of Religions and Civil Society, Mr.
Ongarbaev, in his interview of 25 July 2017 commented on these
after the issuance of a protest by the prosecutor general's office
republic of Kazakhstan, as a positive development of events.
Earlier, on 19
July 2017, the minister for religious affairs and civil society,
Ermekbaev, noted that "Jehovah's Witnesses are continuing to
activity in accordance with the legislation throughout
Kazakhstan." Press Service of Jehovah's Witnesses
by PDS, posted 1 August 2017)
Kazakhstan explains temporary suspension of Jehovah's Witnesses
July 19, 2017
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