19 Oct 2012 15:11

Work of 200 Tablighi Jamaat missionaries stopped in Kazakhstan in 2012 - senator

ASTANA. Oct 19 (Interfax) - Kazakh law enforcement agencies have suppressed the activities of 205 missionaries representing the Tablighi Jamaat unregistered religious organization this year, Senator Iran Amirov said.

Thirty-one foreign missionaries were exposed in Kazakhstan in 2011, and 22 of them were expelled from the country, he said at a conference on crime prevention in Astana on Friday.

Russia and several other countries have recognized Tablighi Jamaat as an extremist organization and have prohibited it from operating on their territory.

Tablighi Jamaat does not have registration in Kazakhstan, which, however, has not included it in its list of extremist and terrorist organizations.