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February 22 2006

Justice prevails. Founder and head of a Japanese religious organization, Aum Shinrikyo Shoko Asahara declared mentally sane and fit for further proceedings. Shoko Asahara was found guilty on 13 points, including murder and attempted murder.

In February 2004, Asahara and another eleven members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult were sentenced to death by hanging, but no verdict has not yet been executed. Among high-profile crimes committed by members of this organization - a gas attack in Tokyo subway in 1995, which killed 12 people and thousands more poisoned with sarin.

Consideration of their appeals in addition to waiting for Asahara and 11 members of Aum Shinrikyo, which also sentenced to death.

As you know, at one time leaders and followers of the Aum Shinrikyo were quite a storm of activity on Russian territory. Perhaps this fact has become one of the reasons the initiative of the Russian government to create a draft amendment to the law "On Freedom of Conscience and Religious Associations."

The draft amendment is expected to significantly expand the rights Religions expert council of the Federal Registration Service (FRS), which controls the activity of religious organizations . Today inspections by scholars in religious studies, members of the Fed are only preparing for the state registration of religious associations. In accordance with the law to obtain the status of a religious organization may be a religious group that has existed in Russia for at least 15 years.


Developers propose amendments to inspect the activities and have already registered religious organizations. If the experts deem that a religious organization is making "unlawful or extremist" actions, the Fed could go to court to ban its operation.


It is believed that the amendments give the Fed the authority of law enforcement. However, the investigation of extremist activities now engaged in the Interior Ministry and Prosecutor General's Office under the law "On combating extremist activity" and the article of the Criminal Code on inciting ethnic, racial and religious hatred. "


ezhdu themes in a stronghold of modern democracy - United States - Supreme Court officially permitted a small religious group, compactly living in New Mexico, drug use hallucinogenic tea.


Adherents of a strange sect, based on religious concepts which laid the traditional belief of the Indians of South America, diluted with a touch of Christianity, it is necessary to use hallucinogenic tea twice a month. That's the scheduled screenings take place on communication with higher powers.


Drink containing a potent narcotic substance, as well as "welding" for its production will not continue to be subject to confiscation by members of the church, a religious center which is located in Brazil.


Materials: BBC, Newsru. Com, Mignews. Com

Константин Дятлов

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