Essay on The Universal Declaration Of Human Rights

1175 Words Apr 26th, 2016 null Page
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Article 18 states that a person has the right to follow any religion that they please and change their religion freely. However, not every nation follows this article and Kyrgyzstan is one of those. This issue is plaguing the small Central Asian nation and has placed it under scrutiny. The people of this country should have the right to teach, practice, and worship the religion of their choosing. Map taken from http://www.hrw.org/europe/central-asia/kyrgyzstan
In recent years, Kyrgyzstan has been cracking down on religious freedoms. In 2014, the State Commission for Religious Affairs or GKDR began harassing Jehovah 's Witnesses and Ahmadi Muslims. In the year before, both religious minority groups were refused the registration required to actively practice their religion. In 2015, a bishop with the Russian Orthodox Church had his work permissions taken away for the reason the he threatened the public security and sowed religious discord. On top of all of this, Kyrgyzstan authorities have been arresting and harassing religious minorities in the southern provinces of the country. These actions were induced by a law that had been passed in 2008. Members of Hizb ut-Tahrir being arrested in Feburary, 2015. http://www.khilafah.com/systematic-arrests-of-hizb-ut-tahrir-members-in-kyrgyzstan/
The law that had been passed in 2008 have restricted religious freedom with a ball and chain. It stated that all unregistered religions are…

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