Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Tajikistan Islamic Leader Resigns From Parliament In Protest of Religion Law

In Tajikistan, Muhammadsharif Himmatzoda, spiritual leader of Tajikistan's Islamic Revival Party, has resigned his seat in Parliament. Taiwan News reports today that the resignation came in protest of the country's new Religion Law. The controversial law was signed by Tajikistan's president last month. (See prior posting.)