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Statistical Information about Baptism in Central Asia
As of now and after the end of 2014: Kazakhstan Total number of court sessions – around 80. Total amount of fines – 28,200 US Dollars. Total number of detainments – 15. Total time spent in detainment – 86 days Brothers punished with restriction to travel abroad – 40, including those for whom travel was...
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NOVOUKRAINKA, KAZAKHSTAN – CONVICTION FOR EVANGELISM
In August 2014 a group of evangelists was arrested in Aityrau District of North Kazakhstan Region (Republic of Kazakhstan) and their religious books were confiscated. On 19.12.2014 N.K. Nuralin, Judge of Aityray District Court of North Kazakhstan Region, examined Case №3-684/2014 regarding Brother Maxim Volikov and established that “on 21.08.2014...
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Three convictions for faith in God
Dear Brothers and Sisters, We have more than once informed you of the persecution against a small Christian congregation in the city of Uralsk, Republic of Kazakhstan (see our Reports №27 and №5/1 in 2014 and Reports №42, №33, №22/1, №18/1, №7 in 2013). On 09.12.2014 Nikolay V. Novikov received two orders from E.K. Andakulov, Court Bailiff...
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Two more Baptists persecuted in Kazakhstan
Aktobe, Kazakhstan Dear Brothers and Sisters, In the evening of 04.02.2015 Vasily D. Kleever, churchman of our congregation in the city of Aktobe (Republic of Kazakhstan), received a phone call from the neighborhood police inspector who warned him of his arrest on the next day. Police came in the morning and took Brother Vasily to court....
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Evangelists arrested in Kazakhstan
In spite of the persecution, Evangelical Christian Baptists in the Republic of Kazakhstan keep on making attempts to follows the commandment of our Lord: “Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature” (Mark 16, 15). On 20.08.2014 in Zhezkazgan, Karaganda Region, the Evangelists were giving out treatises on religious...
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Baptist Church persecuted in Schuchinsk
Dear Brothers and Sisters, our Church in the town of Schuchinsk, Akmolinsk Region in the Republic of Kazakhstan, has been persecuted on permanent basis for asserting its right to disseminate the Evangelical message via its Christian library. On 10.05.2014 Brothers Vyacheslav D. Cherkasov and Zhasulan D. Alzhanov were conducting a Christian...
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Baptist service interrupted by the police in Kazakhstan
Three adults and 10 children were attending a Christian service on Sunday, 10.08.2014, in the village of Baskuduk, Munailinsky District of Mangistau Region (Republic of Kazakhstan, not far from the city of Aktau). Our Church does not have a community in this village but there are two Christian families living there: Allaberdy and Dina Yerzhanov...
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Two months' jail for religious meetings without state permission?
By Felix Corley, Forum 18 News Service Leaders of religious communities who fail to gain or choose not to seek state registration will face up to 60 days' imprisonment if the new Criminal Code now in the upper house of Kazakhstan's parliament is approved in the current form, Forum 18 News Service notes. Those who attend such communities...
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PETROPAVLOVSK, KAZAKHSTAN – BAPTIST PLACED UNDER ARREST FOR FIVE DAYS
Reported by Intercession Service of the Council of Churches of Evangelical Baptists Dear Brothers and Sisters, On 08.07.2014 our Brother, 22-year old Ramil Nizamov, was placed under arrest for five days in the city of Petropavlovsk, Kazakhstan, for his failure to comply with the court ruling passed on February 2014 under which he was obliged...
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PETROPAVLOVSK, KAZAKHSTAN: PERSECUTION OF THE FAITHFUL, FINES, ARRESTS
Dear Brother and Sisters, On 26.01.2014 when a Sunday service in our church in the city of Petropavlovsk, Republic of Kazakhstan, was drawing to a close, police officers and officers of anti-extremist squad entered our prayer house without showing any credentials and started making photographs and videos of the premises and the members of...
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Persecution of Christians in Central Asia
Dear Brothers and Sisters, We cordially salute you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Pressure on Christian congregations on the part of government authorities increased significantly in some Central Asian republics over the last few months. A number of church ministers were indicted after the adoption of the new Law on...
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Semey, Kazakhstan – Oppression of the faithful, fines
Dear Brothers and Sisters, On 27.05.2014 our Brother, Pastor Victor V. Kandyba, was sentenced to 10 days of detainment by the court in the town of Semey, East Kazakhstan Region. Prior to the court session Court Bailiff D.M. Zhalmuratov and two employees of the court bailiffs department had been persuading Mr. Kandyma for quite a while to...
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Kazakhstan - Easter in prison
Denis Yenenko, Pastor of Baptist Church, had to celebrate Easter in prison. Some time ago he was fined for conducting a religious service without any official permission from the state authorities. A fine was imposed on Yenenko, yet he refused to pay it and was therefore sentenced to six-day imprisonment. According to the pastor’s relatives,...
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