The decision vilifies the Witnesses and has emboldened some individuals and government officials to inflict further harm, as exemplified by recent incidents.
The court ruled that the Military Manpower Administration Office must suspend the disclosure of personal information identifying conscientious objectors on its website.
The appeal requests a full reversal of the ruling. It emphasizes that the ruling is not based on factual evidence and that the Witnesses are not guilty of any extremist activity.
An Astana court sentences Mr. Akhmedov to five years’ imprisonment as Kazakhstan continues to repress peaceful religious activity.
The Supreme Court upheld the claim to liquidate the Witnesses’ Administrative Center and the 395 Local Religious Organizations.