Kazakhstan: Tea and Prayers lead to Pastor's arrest

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A pastor in Kazakhstan was arrested last month for allegedly serving hallucinogens to his congregation while wielding a powerful psychological influence over them.

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Appeal overturns Kazakh court's order to destroy Bibles

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An appeals court in Kazakhstan has overturned a previous ruling to destroy Bibles and other Christian literature seized from a street evangelist, according to Barnabas Aid.

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Kazakhstan Court Orders Destruction of Bibles, Christian Literature

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A court in Kazakhstan has ordered the destruction of Christian literature, including Bibles, seized from a street evangelist.

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Kazakhstan Adopts Oppressive Religious Law

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An oppressive religious law adopted by Kazakhstan last year has reduced the number of officially recognized religions from 46 to 17, according to Eurasianet.

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Crackdown On Evangelicals In Central Asian States

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Authorities in three Central Asian nations have launched a crackdown on evangelical Protestant churches and several believers are reportedly mistreated, fined and detained.

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Kazakhstan Acquits Pastor; Azerbaijan Church Threatened With Closure

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Kazakhstan's Supreme Court has acquitted an evangelical pastor on charges of "severe damage to health due to negligence" after praying for an ill man, but devoted Christians in another former Soviet republic, Azerbaijan, were awaiting whether a high court would ban their church.

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Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan Crackdown On Evangelical Churches

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Authorities in Azerbaijan continued preparations Tuesday, March 13, to close down an evangelical church in the first such reported incident since the former Soviet republic introduced harsh religious legislation in 2009, rights activists said.

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Evangelicals in Belarus and Kazakhstan Detained, Beaten, Fined

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Evangelical Christians in Belarus and Kazakhstan faced increased pressure Friday, October 21, to halt unauthorized worship services after pastors were fined and churches raided in the former Soviet republics.

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