ARTICLE 19 welcomes a decision on 30 June by the parliament of
Demonstrators, protesting against the adoption of the amendments yesterday, ahead of the parliamentary session in
Civil society and independent media organisations have cautiously celebrated the outcome of yesterday’s extraordinary session of the Milli Mejlis, which could have led to the imposition of severe restrictions on their establishment and funding. But they remain concerned that some amendments, which have been adopted, retain restrictive provisions such as those concerning financial reporting and registration of foreign non-governmental organisations. It is unclear why these amendments were adopted and there are concerns about their implementation.
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