On freedom of religion and belief in the Republic of Tajikistan

Authors

  • Muatar Khaidarova

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32420/rs.2016.19.2.898

Abstract

Over the past 25 years in Tajikistan, attitudes toward religion and the right to freedom of conscience have changed from time to time - from a liberal attitude to this issue to a rather rigid administrative control. Currently, 99.4% of the population in Tajikistan are Muslims, represented mainly by Sunni Hanafi sense (96.6%) and Shi'ism of the Ismaili trend (2.8%). Only 0.6% of the population of Tajikistan refers to Christianity and other religions, or are atheists.

Published

2016-11-08