Iran Christians Facing Lashes Over Communion Service; Several Believers Released From Jail

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

irannnTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Iran have urged prayers after three fellow believers from a Muslim background were sentenced to 80 lashes each for drinking wine in a communion service, while in another case three of five men detained during a Christian picnic were released.

Kazakhstan Frees “Tortured” Pastor From Prison

By BosNewsLife News Center

kazakh-pastor-4x3 (1)ASTANA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- An evangelical pastor who was detained and tortured in a Kazakhstan prison following a controversial trial has been conditionally released, rights activists told BosNewsLife Tuesday, February 18.

Evangelical Pastor Facing Abuse In Kazakhstan Prison, Christians Warn

By BosNewsLife News Center

KAZAKHSTAN_-_Union_ChurchASTANA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- An evangelical pastor faced possible abuse in a Kazakhstan prison Tuesday, July 16, nearly two months after he was jailed for harming the health of his congregants by infusing hallucinogens" into the communion juice" and other charges, rights activists told BosNewsLife.