Kazakhstan has expelled four Kyrgyz citizens for allegedly preaching religious extremism to Muslims in Karaganda, Kazakhstan Today reported on 14 June. The expulsions were ordered by a Karaganda Oblast court, where the four Kyrgyz, who were identified by Kazakh authorities as emissaries of the Tabligi dzhamaat movement, had been active. The four Kyrgyz also had allegedly been recruiting young people to study in religious schools in Iran and Pakistan. An oblast police spokesman was quoted as saying that several unregistered religious groups have appeared in the oblast recently.
EurasiaNet, June 16, 2003