NEWS ALERT: Azerbaijan Increasing Fines For ‘Unauthorized’ Worship; Missionaries Face Deportation

By BosNewsLife News Center with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos in Budapest BAKU/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Devoted Christians and foreign missionaries in Azerbaijan have begun 2011 amid concerns about their future after parliament agreed to increase fines up to 16 times for unauthorized worship and evangelism.

Christians In Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan Face New Restrictions

By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest BUDAPEST/MOSCOW (BosNewsLife)-- Azerbaijan's president Ilham Aliev was to receive for signing the final version of controversial legislation "limiting freedom of religion" while Christians elsewhere in Central Asia faced similar restrictions Saturday, May 16, rights investigators and local believers said.

Azerbaijan Pastor Receives “Corrective Labor” Sentence

By BosNewsLife Correspondents Stefan J. Bos and David Haggith nevtelenBAKU/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife) -- A well-known Baptist pastor in Azerbaijan was weighing his legal options Monday, February 23, after receiving a two-year "corrective labor" sentence for allegedly possessing an "illegal" weapon, trial observers said.

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