Aserbaidschan: Aliyev repeals ban on religious activity of citizens trained abroad

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev approved amendments to the Law on Freedom of Religion on 22 June, which lift certain restrictions on the activity of Azerbaijani citizens who received religious training abroad. Amendments to Article 1 prohibit foreigners and stateless persons to conduct religious propaganda in Azerbaijan, with the exception of clerics invited to Azerbaijan by a religious center. Amendments to Article 21 permit the performance of Islamic ceremonies and rites by Azerbaijani...



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