Kazakhstan Christians Face Hardship After Presidential Poll, group suggests

By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest ASTANA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Kazakh Christians gathering without government approval were expected to face more punishments after officials said Kazakhstan's long-time President Nursultan Nazarbayev won Sunday's presidential poll.

Baptist Congregation Appeals Against Closure

By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest ti-lgflag1DUSHANBE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Members of a Baptist congregation in Tajikistan's capital Dushanbe have appealed to the City Court against a ban on their activity, which was apparently imposed because they meet in a private home without state registration, BosNewsLife learned Wednesday, December 2.

Kazakh-Born Christian Leader Threatened With Deportation

By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest photo_verybig_1019141ASTANA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- A Kazakh-born Christian leader who holds a German passport was preparing for deportation from Kazakhstan Tuesday, December 1, after local officials reportedly objected to a worship service.

Kazakhstan Constitutional Council Objects “Restrictive” Religious Law

Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent, BosNewsLife reukazakhstanpresident_BUDAPEST/ASTANA (BosNewsLife)-- A global Christian rights group welcomed a "landmark decision" by Kazakhstan’s Constitutional Council to reject as “unconstitutional” a draft law which would “further restrict freedom of religion and belief in the country," BosNewsLife learned Saturday, February 14.

Detained Baptist Pastors Face Uncertainty In Kazakhstan And Azerbaijan (UPDATE)

(ADDS LATEST DETAILS ON EXPECTED HEARING OF BAPTIST PASTOR)BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Two Baptist pastors in two former Soviet republics faced legal challenges Monday, November 3, because they continued worship services despite opposition from local authorities, Christians and rights watchers said.

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