Thursday, October 05, 2006

Sisters of Mother Teresa Under State Control

Sisters of Mother Teresa under state control in UZBEKISTAN

The local Justice Ministry is inquiring into the legality of the Missionaries of Charity’s presence in the country. The authorities plan to crackdown on foreign NGOs, considered bearers of "Western ideas”.

In Uzbekistan, 90 per cent of the population is Muslim and violations of religious freedom are commonplace. The government’s aim is to control every aspect of society.

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