The constitution grants individuals the right to choose, practice, and change religions, and prohibits discrimination based on religion. The government required religious groups to register with the Ministry of Justice, Human Rights, and Cults. Religious leaders stated municipal governments helped them to navigate the bureaucratic procedures necessary to maintain places of worship.
There were reports of societal discrimination. Incidents included verbal insults against individuals in religious attire and anti-Semitic graffiti on public buildings.
U.S. embassy and consulate officials discussed the status of religious freedom and respect for religious diversity with government officials and representatives of religious communities.