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I. Tasmagambetov noted the importance of the rehabilitation of the followers of non-traditional religious movements

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by November 25, 2016 Business

“De-radicalization is an area where the government and non-governmental organizations should unite their efforts as much as possible. Today, only 22 non-profit organizations provide counseling and rehabilitation services in the sphere of religion. It is only 0.12 per cent of the total number of NGOs. According to official statistics, there are about 15 thousand followers of non-traditional religious movements. However, more than two NGOs (Astana, Kokshetau, Karaganda, Taraz) operate only in four regional centers, Petropavlovsk – none. There are about three thousand followers of banned religious movements in South Kazakhstan region. There is only one NGO that provides advisory and rehabilitation assistance in the field of religion (PA “Nur-Moore”),” said Deputy Prime Minister I. Tasmagambetov during the plenary session.

Source: The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan

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