Tajikistan Detains Christians For Evangelism Amid Wider Crackdown

By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

DUSHANBE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Concerns remained Friday, August 24, about the plight of devoted Christians in Tajikistan amid fresh reports that the country's feared security police detained ten Christians for their involvement in evangelism.

Kazakhstan Baptists Refuse Fines For ‘Illegal’ Worship

By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

Kazakhstan-president-Nursultan-NazarbayevASTANA, KAZAKHSTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A devoted Baptist church member in Kazakhstan can't leave the country and may lose his garage because he refuses to pay fines for attending a worship meeting without state permission, BosNewsLife learned Friday, January 12.

India Militants Attack Baptist Pastors; Several Injured

By BosNewsLife Asia Service
NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Twenty Baptist pastors have been attacked by suspected Hindu militants in southeastern India and several church leaders required hospital treatment for severe injuries, representatives said Friday, June 7.

Crackdown On Evangelicals In Central Asian States

By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

ASTANA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Authorities in three Central Asian nations have launched a crackdown on evangelical Protestant churches and several believers are reportedly mistreated, fined and detained, BosNewsLife learned Wednesday, October 24.

Cuba Christians Attacked Ahead Of Pope’s Visit, Group Claims

By BosNewsLife Americas Service

HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- Christian rights activists said Friday, March 9, they have detected an "increase in religious freedom violations" in Cuba ranging from preventing people to attend church services, to the seizure of church land, harassment, beatings and imprisonment of church leaders.

Russian Mission Group Warns Of Crackdown On Evangelicals; Anti-Putin Protesters Gather

By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest with reports from Moscow

MOSCOW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- As protesters demanding more freedom and fair elections prepared to demonstrate in freezing temperatures in Moscow Saturday, February 4, a major Russian mission group warned of more difficulties for evangelical Christians and other, religious, minorities in Russia and other former Soviet Union nations.


Uzbekistan Churches Banned From Evangelism, Youth Worship

By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest

BUDAPEST/TASHKENT (BosNewsLife)-- Authorities in eastern Uzbekistan have warned local churches not to allow youngsters and children to attend their worship services and not to carry out missionary activities or "proselytism", the word for evangelism, local Christians and activists said.