Imprisoned Kazakh Pastor Released

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Pastor Bakhytzhan Kashkumbayev was released yesterday on three years' probation following a bizarre trial and nine months of imprisonment, according to International Christian Concern.

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Charges Dropped, but Pastor Remains in Prison

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Although charges of "propagating extremism" leveled against a 67-year-old Presbyterian pastor were dropped Wednesday by a court in Kazakhstan's capital of Astana, the minister still remains in prison, according to International Christian Concern.

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Kazakhstan re-arrests Pastor

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International Christian Concern reports that a 67-year-old pastor was charged with religious extremism and imprisoned just hours after he had been released to house arrest for supposedly harming the health of his parishioners.

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Pastor Kashkumbayev Mistreated by Kazakhstan Gov't

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After his arrest in May, International Christian Concern reported that Pastor Bakhytzhat Kashkumbayev has been severely mistreated by the Kazakhstan government while it continues to hide his whereabouts.

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Uzbekistan: Christian Children's Camp Raided by Riot Police

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Last month, a Christian children's camp in Uzbekistan was raided by riot police; all the children were subjected to questioning and the homes of the camp's organizers were searched, according to BarnabasAid.

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Uzbekistan: Religious lit under state control

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Sharofat Allamova, a Protestant from the Khorezm Region of Uzbekistan, has been sentenced to one and a half years of corrective labor for the "illegal production, storage, import or distribution of religious literature," according to Forum 18 News Service.

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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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