Religious freedom conditions in Kazakhstan are moving in a positive direction as the government has made a concerted effort to improve its record; nevertheless, significant problems persist. The 2011 religion law maintains elements that systematically restrict religious freedom, especially onerous registration requirements and the mandatory “expert” review of founding documents and religious literature.

Source: Orthodox Easter service without public due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in the Voznesenskiy cathedral in Almaty, REUTERS / Mikheyev

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