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Tajik Court Upholds Jehovah's Ban

A Tajik official today said that a court has upheld a ban on the Jehovah's Witnesses religious group, RFE/RL's Tajik Service reports.

Nozirdzhon Buriev, a spokesman for Tajikistan's security services, says the court found that the group had broken religious laws and had illegally imported religious literature.

The group was banned in October 2007. The Jehovah's Witnesses had appealed the verdict.

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