Baptist Freed in Turkmenistan After Pressure

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The leader of a persecuted Baptist community in Turkmenistan has been freed after six days of detention at the feared secret police headquarters of the former Soviet republic, a human rights watchdog said Monday, Dec. 22

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Uzbekistan Christians Forced Underground

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Presbyterian Christians are forced to meet secretly in the former Soviet republic of Uzbekistan as the authorities are increasing pressure on non Muslim groups, ASSIST News Service monitored Thursday March 13.

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Bulgaria's Non Orthodox Churches Fear New Law

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Bulgaria's Protestant churches have urged President Georgi Parvanov to veto a law that would force non-Orthodox Christians and other minority groups to obtain court approval to operate in the Balkan country.

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Yugoslavian Baptists issue call for prayer amidst crisis

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WASHINGTON (BP) -- Baptists in Yugoslavia have asked for urgent prayers for their country caught in the grip of political crisis as opposition forces try to force President Slobodan Milosevic to step down from office after being narrowly defeated at the polls by Vojislav Kostunica.

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Open Doors Asks For Prayers After Church in Turkey Forced to Close its Doors

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SANTA ANA, CA (ANS) -- Turkish security police ordered a Protestant Christian congregation meeting for 40 years in the southeastern port city of Iskenderun to close its doors in mid-June, declaring the church had "no legal basis" and that its activities were harmful to society, Compass Direct reported today.

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Turkish Pastor Put On Trial In Diyarbakir

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ISTANBUL, May 7 (Compass) -- Protestant pastor Ahmet Guvener goes on trial in Turkey's southeastern city of Diyarbakir in late May, accused by the state prosecutor of making illegal changes in the architectural plan of his nearly completed church building.

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Hungarian Pastor Preaches Amid Death Threats

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BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (ANS) -- A Hungarian Reformed Pastor continues to preach the Gospel despite alleged death threats and opposition from Russia and Communists who he says still rule the Hungarian village of Doboz, near the Romanian border.

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British Soldier Killed While Protecting Church in Kosovo

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BUDAPEST/PRISTINA (ANS) -- The NATO peacekeeping force in Kosovo (K-FOR) has identified a British soldier who died while guarding a Serbian Orthodox Church in the regional Capital Pristina, ASSIST News Service learned Wednesday December 19.

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Police Arrest Turkish Christian in Gaziantep

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Four security police from Gaziantep's anti-terrorism division raided a Turkish Christian's home on the night of April 11, placing him under arrest for five days pending investigation of accusations against him.

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