Kazakhstan Updates List Of Banned Terrorist Groups
<div class="caption"><div class="watermark"> <a href="http://gdb.rferl.org/CA552992-CD7A-49B3-BBD8-9F1211FD0AB9_mw800_mh600.gif" rel="ibox" title=" (RFE/RL)"> <img alt=" (RFE/RL)" src="http://gdb.rferl.org/CA552992-CD7A-49B3-BBD8-9F1211FD0AB9_w203.gif" class="photo" border="0"></a></div><p> (RFE/RL)</p></div>October 12, 2006 -- The office of Kazakhstan's prosecutor-general has released an updated list of 12 organizations that it says are banned on the basis of terrorist activities.
The list, which was approved by the Supreme Court, includes a number of Central Asian-based separatist, or religious movements.
Among them are the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan; Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami; the Jamaat of Central Asian Mujahedins; and the Islamic Party of Eastern Turkestan, an Uyghur separatist group.
Also banned in Kazakhstan are the Kongra-Gel Kurdish organization, the Boz Kurt (Gray Wolves) Turkic right-wing group, Pakistan's Lashkar-e Taiba, Kuwait's Social Reforms Society, and Lebanon's Asbat an-Ansar Palestinian group.
Al-Qaeda, Afghanistan's Taliban former ruling militia, and the Muslim Brotherhood are also included in the list.
(Kazakhstan Today, Interfax-Kazakhstan)