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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF TAJIKISTAN

of May 22, 1998 No. 612

About meetings, meetings, demonstrations and street processions

(as amended on 26-07-2014)

This Law governs the public relations arising when holding meetings, meetings, demonstrations, piketirovaniye and street processions in the Republic of Tajikistan.

I. General provisions

Article 1. Right of citizens to freedom of assembly, meetings, demonstrations and street processions

According to the Constitution of the Republic of Tajikistan citizens of the Republic of Tajikistan (further - citizens) have the right to participate in the meetings established by the law, meetings, demonstrations, piketirovaniye and street processions (further - actions). Nobody can be compulsorily recruited in them.

The state guarantees the right of citizens to the organization and holding actions and participation in them in the way: non-paid provision to citizens and their associations of streets, areas, parks, squares, other open spaces; distribution of information by state bodies of seal, television, radio and other audiovisual means; assistance in organized holding actions from public authorities and officials.

Events are held for the purpose of expression of collective opinion of citizens on various questions of public and state life, attraction to these questions of attention of citizens, state bodies, public organizations or presentations to the specified bodies and the organizations of certain requirements, and also for protection or support of any socially important initiative.

Article 2. Operation of this Law

Operation of this Law extends to the organization and carrying out demonstrations outside the territories or the room belonging, leased or which are in other legal use of the organizer of the event and also to participation of citizens in them.

Restrictions for the organization and holding actions, and also for participation of citizens in them are established by legal acts of the Republic of Tajikistan. Operation of this Law does not extend:

- on the events held in the places which are specially adapted for these purposes;

- on meetings and meetings of labor collectives, on meetings (plenums, congresses, conferences) of public associations, political parties plaid according to the legislation, their charters and provisions;

- on strikes (strikes) staged within the territories of the companies, the organizations, organizations which procedure for carrying out is determined by the existing labor law.

Specially adapted places are understood as buildings, constructions and the territories which are functionally intended for holding the relevant activities, and also used by the owner, the lessee or other legal user at discretion if it does not contradict the legislation of the Republic of Tajikistan.

Holding actions can be followed by use of various symbolics, attributes and other means of public expression of collective or individual opinion, and also means of propaganda.

The events held within the election campaign, departure of religious cults and other actions which are not forbidden by the legislation are regulated present and other laws of the Republic of Tajikistan.

Article 3. Basic concepts

In this Law the following basic concepts are used:

- meeting - joint participation of persons in in advance determined place and in in advance determined time for open discussion and the solution of any socially significant questions or expression of the relation to actions of persons and organization activity, to social and political and social events, and also for the solution of the questions concerning common interests;

- meeting - mass participation of persons in in advance determined place and in certain time for open expression and (or) discussion of public opinion about the existing questions, attraction of public attention and attention of state bodies to social and political and social problems of life of citizens, presentation of claims to public authorities on the matters;

- demonstration - form of open expression, or general opinion by person or group of persons and presentations of claims concerning social and political life, disagreement or support of any initiative, actions and line item of state bodies, public organizations, officials or citizens with use of posters, banners and other means of propaganda or without their use in in advance determined place and in certain time;

- picketing - public expression of social and political, group, private and other interests by person or group of persons, or expression of disagreement (without street procession), including hunger strike on any question with use and without use of posters, banners and other means of propaganda by accommodation of persons or group of persons at the picketed object in in advance determined place and in certain time;

- hunger strike - purposeful failure of face or group of persons of meal or of its certain type with the requirement and appeal about change of certain relations, or expression of disagreement with any action of state bodies, public organizations, official or individuals;

- street procession - organized movement of persons along in advance determined route on pedestrian, or carriageway (road), the avenue, the prospectus, the area for the purpose of drawing attention of state bodies, public organizations, official or other persons to certain questions or expressions of the disagreement or support of these actions or decisions;

- the notification on holding action - the document by means of which it is reported to local executive bodies of the government according to the procedure, the established this Law on holding action for the purpose of ensuring public order and public safety;

- the plenipotentiary of local executive bodies of the government - one of vice-chairmen of the city or the area who is directly participating in the course of holding actions and approving actions on the organization of holding actions;

- the plenipotentiary of law-enforcement bodies - one of deputy chief of law-enforcement body or the head of the security department of public order on which site there takes place the action and on this matter in the relevant management or Department of Internal Affairs is published the order.

Article Z.1. Principles of holding actions

Events are held on the basis of the following principles:

- legality - that is observance of requirements of the Constitution of the Republic of Tajikistan, this Law and other regulatory legal acts;

- respect and observance of rights and freedoms of man and citizen;

- voluntary participation in actions.

Article 4.

It is excluded according to the Law of the Republic of Tajikistan of 26.07.2014 No. 1106

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