BosNewsLife Week In Review: Christians Battle Nazism, Starvation, Deadly Attacks (Dec.2-8)

By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Devoted Christians in Hungary and the Middle East stood up against Nazism or Islamic extremism this week, while others worshiped Christ behind bars, between bomb explosions and in bitter cold conditions.

BREAKING NEWS: Detained Uzbek Pastor Freed, Flown To Safety

By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest ALMATY/FRANKFURT/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- A Protestant pastor who faced deportation from Kazakhstan to his native Uzbekistan and up to 15 years imprisonment for leading an unregistered house church has been flown to safety, his supporters confirmed late Wednesday, December 5.

Kazakhstan Threatens To Extradite Detained Uzbek Pastor

By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest BUDAPEST/ASTANA (BosNewsLife)– Kazakhstan has threatened to extradite a detained Protestant house church pastor to his native Uzbekistan where he faces up to 15 years imprisonment for "illegal" religious teaching and Christian literature distribution, BosNewsLife monitored Saturday, November 24.

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.

Jailed Uzbek Pastor Faces Extradition From Kazakhstan

By BosNewsLife News Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos ASTANA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Kazakhstan has detained an Uzbek house church pastor who is wanted in his home country for "illegal" religious teaching and Christian literature distribution, according to local Christians and rights activists.

Kazakhstan Acquits Pastor; Azerbaijan Church Threatened With Closure

By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest ASTANA/BAKU/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Kazakhstan's Supreme Court has acquitted an evangelical pastor on charges of "severe damage to health due to negligence” after praying for an ill man, but devoted Christians in another former Soviet republic, Azerbaijan, were awaiting whether a high court would ban their church, BosNewsLife learned Saturday, June 30

Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan Crackdown On Evangelical Churches

By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest BAKU/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Authorities in Azerbaijan continued preparations Tuesday, March 13, to close down an evangelical church in the first such reported incident since the former Soviet republic introduced harsh religious legislation in 2009, rights activists said.

Evangelicals in Belarus and Kazakhstan Detained, Beaten, Fined

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: Kazakhstan Lawmakers Adopt “Repressive” Religion Law

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BUDAPEST/ASTANA (BosNewsLife)-- Lawmakers in Kazakhstan have voted for controversial legislation that Christians and rights activists say will further limit religious freedom in the mainly Muslim Central Asian state.

Central Asian Republics Harass and Detain Devoted Christians

By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest ASHGABAT/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Devoted Christians in three Central Asian countries are harassed and detained by authorities in ways resembling the Soviet-era, activists and local believers suggested Friday, September 9.

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