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Azerbaijani president approves amendments to law on freedom of religion


Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev has signed an order approving the amendments to the Law on freedom of religion.

 

The amendments are as following:

 

The fourth item of Article 1: foreigners and stateless persons, except religious figures invited by the religious centers, are prohibited to conduct religious propaganda.

 

The third item of Article 21: the Caucasus Muslims Office, after agreeing with the relevant executive authorities, can authorize Azerbaijani citizens who received religious education abroad to lead religious ceremonies in the country.

 

The second item of Article 24: the religious center, in coordination with relevant executive body, will realize sending of citizens to religious educational institutions abroad, and exchange of students and teachers of religious educational institutions, as well as religious leaders and experts. 

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