Kazakhstan Threatens To Extradite Detained Uzbek Pastor

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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

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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

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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.

Group: ‘Uzbekistan Cracking Down On Bibles, Christian Literature’

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By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos TASHKENT /BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Authorities in Uzbekistan are increasingly confiscating privately owned Bibles and other Christian literature, saying such books “are forbidden to keep at home”, while handing out huge fines to “violators”, local Christians and rights activists said.

Uzbekistan Christians Sentenced For “Teaching Religion”

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By BosNewsLife News Center TASHKENT/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Supporters of a Baptist house church Christian in Uzbekistan have asked for prayers amid concerns she faces up to three years imprisonment on charges of "illegally teaching religion", BosNewsLife learned Monday, July 23.

Uzbekistan Churches Banned From Evangelism, Youth Worship

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By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest BUDAPEST/TASHKENT (BosNewsLife)-- Authorities in eastern Uzbekistan have warned local churches not to allow youngsters and children to attend their worship services and not to carry out missionary activities or "proselytism", the word for evangelism, local Christians and activists said.  

Worldwide Christians Pray For “Persecuted Church”

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By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest with Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Millions of Christians around the world were expected Sunday, November 13, to participate in the 'International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church' (IDOP), amid mounting concerns over a global crackdown on devoted believers.  

Central Asian Republics Harass and Detain Devoted Christians

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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.

Uzbekistan Seizing 15,000 Bibles; Christian Fined

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By BosNewsLife News Center TASHKENT/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Uzbekistan on Monday, February 28, still refused to release some 15,000 Bibles that were seized earlier by customs authorities and the Bible Society of Uzbekistan said one of its staff members was fined for "violating procedures."

Uzbekistan Restrictions On Released Pastor; Others Facing Prosecution

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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.

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