Keeping the classroom secular in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan's President Sooronbay Jeenbekov has called on citizens to ensure that education in the country remains secular, citing the constitutional principle of compulsory basic education. At present, Kyrgyzstan has over 110 religious institutions - mostly medressas and Islamic colleges plus one Islamic university, but there are also 13 recorded Christian schools. This is a tiny …

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Study abroad returnees required to report regularly to local police in Tajikistan

Not content with demanding its nationals return home from studying abroad, reports are circulating [ru] that the government of Tajikistan is now regularly monitoring these former students. Despite international borders opening for Tajiks since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, the Tajik government appears to be doing its best to close down opportunities …

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