Church fire under investigation in Turkmenistan

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Some churches in Turkmenistan have literally come under fire after the Baptist House of Prayer in Turkmenbashi was recently razed, according to Slavic Gospel Association spokesman Joel Griffith.

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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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Pakistan Among World's Worst Violators of Religious Freedoms

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The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom recommended that the Secretary of State name Pakistan as a Country of Particular Concern in its 2012 Annual Report.

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Turkmenistan: Protestant Pastor's Trial Set for October

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Protestant Pastor Ilmurad Nurliev's trial is slated for Oct. 21, nearly two months after his arrest on charges of large-scale swindling.

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Turkmenistan: Appeal for Imprisoned Pastor (Update)

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The wife of an imprisoned Protestant pastor appealed to international observers -- including the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe -- to attend any future trial if her husband's investigation reaches that stage.

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Turkmenistan: Protestant Pastor Faces Five Years Imprisonment

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A Pentecostal pastor remained in police custody Tuesday, August 31, in Turkmenistan where he faces five years imprisonment and confiscation of properties for "large-scale swindling", charges his wife and church members strongly deny, rights activists said.

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Christians In Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan Face New Restrictions

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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.

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Baptist Pastors Face Uncertain Future In Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan

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Two Baptist pastors in two neighboring former Soviet republics faced detention and deportation Tuesday, December 4, amid an increased crackdown on evangelical churches in the region, BosNewsLife learned.

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Turkmenistan Warns Released Baptist Pastor To Stop Worship Services

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A Baptist pastor in Turkmenistan who was released after spending eights months of a three-year labor camp sentence faced new problems Sunday, November 25, amid pressure from authorities to stop his worship services.

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Concerns Over Jailed Baptist Pastors In Turkmenistan And Azerbaijan

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There was international concern Tuesday, August 14, about the fate of two detained Baptist leaders in the former Soviet republics of Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan.

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