BHUTAN: Pastors Detained Over Receiving Funds For Their Church Activities

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Bhutan-pastors detained over international funding
Bhutan-pastors detained over international funding

Christians in Bhutan were in a state of shock, after a court sentenced two pastors to long prison terms for receiving funds for their activities, though one church leader was “temporarily” freed, locals said.

Pastor Tandin Wangyal, 30, was told he could briefly leave prison after paying a fine that effectively took one year off his prison term, according to trial observers. Fellow Pastor Mon Thapa, 56, received a shorter sentence of 2 years and 4 months.