Uzbekistan Restrictions On Released Pastor; Others Facing Prosecution

By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest BUDAPEST/TASHKENT (BosNewsLife)-- A frail Christian pastor who was released from prison in Uzbekistan last month still faced severe restrictions on his freedom Saturday, February 19, and authorities plan to prosecute other believers for involvement in an unregistered local Baptist church, Christians said.

NEWS WATCH: Georgia Panics After Fake Report About Russian Invasion

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife afpGeorgiaFakeBroadcast13Mar10TeaseTBILISI/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The opposition in Georgia has condemned a fake television report about the invasion of the former Soviet Republic by forces from neighboring Russia. Georgia President Mikheil Saakhasvili has defended the report, following widespread panic caused by the broadcast.

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.

Belarus Deports Danish Christians

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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