Kazakhstan passes restrictive religion law

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Nursultan Nazarbayev, Kazakhstan's president, has approved a new law aimed at putting an end to religious extremism.

The law forces all religious organisations to re-register and bans prayer in state institutions such as schools and prisons.

The country's chief imam believes that preventing Muslims from praying will antagonise the Kazakh public.

Al Jazeera's Robin Forestier-Walker reports from Kazakhstan's western city of Aktobe.

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