Local officers stormed into the church and “brutally beat church members, used electric shock prods to incapacitate them”, denounces Forum 18.
According to NGO Forum 18, convictions are used to “intimidate individuals” who use their religious freedom. Sentences include fines of two months of average wage and bans on religious activity.
Kazakh believers have formed their own association called Kurultay to foster and bring unity to all of the Kazakh evangelical churches and expand the Kingdom of God.
Nearly a hundred people have been killed in recent days after the military confrontation between the two countries resumed.
The Central Asian Consultation has become a colorful gathering of Christians from literally all ethnic groups. Uzbek mix with Karakalpak, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tadzhik, Azeri, Turkmen, Tatar and others.
For numerous Protestant churches, gospel content through radio may well be one of the few reliable sources of responding to questions and nurturing local believers.
The government said over 8,000 people have been detained. The President refused to negotiate a peaceful solution of the crisis.
More than 50 evangelical churches have been allowed to register. Johannes Reimer (Peace and Reconciliation Network) shares about the new unity and social action of Christians in the Central Asian country.
For the first time,Transparency International has also examined the relationship between corruption levels and the degree of freedom enjoyed by media and civil society groups.
One in three citizens think corruption is one of the biggest problems facing their country. Ukraine, Moldova, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Spain are the worst judged.
In the region, almost 40% of the Protestant churches have become secret churches. “We do not want to be associated with anything illegal and our desire is to be law-abiding citizens”.
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