KAZAKHSTAN: Two Christian Men Arrested For Distributing A Book “Jesus: More than a Prophet”

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Two Christian men in Kazakhstan have been given ten-day prison terms for distributing Christian literature after the authorities claimed the contents of one of the books incited religious hatred.

Two Christians arrested in Kazakhstan
Two Christians arrested in Kazakhstan

According to media details, Vyacheslav Cherkasov and Zhasulan Alzhanov were sentenced on 6 October, five months after the authorities confiscated Christian books that the two men were handing out near a market in Shchuchinsk, in the Akmola region.

The book “Jesus: More than a Prophet,” which was among 252 Christian books seized by the authorities on 10 May, was found by officials who conducted analysis to examine the “elements inciting religious hatred and discord”, according to the analysis,” it is a collection of testimonies written by Muslims who became Christians.”