Belarus Pastor Fined, Church’s Bank Account Frozen

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By Joseph C. DeCaro, BosNewsLife International Correspondent
MINSK/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- A pastor in Belarus was fined for alleged unsanitary conditions at his church's summer Bible school while another church in Minsk must exist without a legal bank account, BosNewsLife learned Tuesday, November 16.

NEWS ALERT: Minsk Church Threatened With Closure; Evangelicals “Fasting”

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Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife prayingMINSK/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Members of one of Belarus' largest evangelical churches continued a five-day “fasting and prayer” action, Friday, January 30, amid attempts by authorities to seize their place of worship as part of an alleged crackdown on non-Orthodox groups.

NEWS ALERT: Belarus Evangelical Church Faces Imminent Eviction By Security Forces

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife 2009_05_22cerkov1MINSK/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- There was uncertainty about the future of one of the largest evangelical churches in Belarus Tuesday, June 2, after authorities ordered it to abandon its building in the capital Minsk.

Evangelicals in Belarus and Kazakhstan Detained, Beaten, Fined

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By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest ASTANA/MINSK/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Evangelical Christians in Belarus and Kazakhstan faced increased pressure Friday, October 21, to halt unauthorized worship services after pastors were fined and churches raided in the former Soviet republics.  

BREAKING NEWS: Belarus Orders Evangelical Church To Evict Building; Pastor Hospitalized

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent at BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest BuildingMINSK/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Authorities in Belarus have ordered the country's largest evangelical congregation to evict its building in Minsk and there are concerns over the health of its pastor, the church confirmed Friday, June 14.

Belarus Pastor Facing Criminal Charges As Police Raid Churches

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By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos lukashenko1MINSK/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Christians say a pastor in southeast Belarus may face criminal charges after police raided his church venue during a Sunday worship service as part of a wider government crackdown on devoted believers in the autocratically-ruled former Soviet nation.

EU Ambassadors Discuss Belarus Threats To Close Megachurch

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife newlife1MINSK/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- European ambassadors to Belarus have met with the leader of New Life Church in the capital Minsk to discuss “threats” from authorities to "destroy" one of the country's largest evangelical churches by confiscating its building, a former cowshed, church officials said in a statement obtained by BosNewsLife Thursday, August 27.

Ukraine Christians Mourn Killed Church Workers Amid Crackdown

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife slaviansk-brothers_0 KYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in eastern Ukraine are mourning the death of four local church workers and a pastor who were killed in separate attacks by pro-Russian separatists as part of a wider crackdown on evangelicals in the war torn region, BosNewsLife learned.

NEWS WATCH: Belarus Denies Torture Of Political Prisoners

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent, BosNewsLife MINSK/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Belarus has denied allegations of large-scale torture in a secret service jail for political prisoners. The statement comes after a just-released former presidential candidate and a leading activist spoke to reporters about the alleged mistreatment of inmates.

Belarus Deports Danish Christians

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BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest belarus_map1BUDAPEST/MINSK (BosNewsLife)-- Two Danish men are being deported from Belarus on charges of expressing "ideas of a religious nature", after dozens of foreign Christians were already expelled from the former Soviet republic.

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