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russia-mapChristian organizations in Russia that teach secular education may face harassment from government officials, according to Barnabas Aid.

belarus-mapA private homeless shelter run by a Christian in Belarus has been legally stripped of its license to operate, according to Barnabas Aid.

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

kazakhstan christianAlthough 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.

kazakhstan christianInternational 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.

kazakhstan christianAfter 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.

uzbekistanLast 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.

kazakhstan christianInternational Christian Concern is calling for the immediate release of a pastor in Kazakhstan who has been falsely imprisoned.

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

uzbekistanSharofat 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.

kazakhstan christianAn 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.

kazakhstan christianIn Kazakhstan, anyone who shares their faith could be jailed under proposed new laws that would increase the penalties for those practicing their religion.

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

belarus-mapBelarus continues to keep its religious communities confined within an invisible ghetto of regulations, according to Forum 18.

uzbekistanThis month in Uzbekistan, a dozen Bostanlyk policemen raided a gathering of 80 Protestants on holiday together at the Phoenix resort near the capital.

uzbekistanA Protestant pastor who faced deportation from Kazakhstan to his native Uzbekistan and up to 15 years imprisonment for leading an unregistered house church has been flown to safety, his supporters confirmed.

One of the largest evangelical congregations in Belarus confirmed that authorities at the last moment decided not to evict them from their building, following years of judicial wrangling.

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

ome 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.

uzbekistanUzbekistan is seeking to extradite refugee Makset Djabbarbergenov from Kazakhstan on charges that carry a maximum 15-year jail term.



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