Pastor and foreign guests were fined for holding baptism in Kazakhstan

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A local Protestant pastor and foreign guests were fined for holding baptism in hot springs close to Kazakhstan’s commercial capital Almaty. One of the foreigners–a United States-based Canadian national—was requested ousted.

Pastor and foreign guests were fined for holding baptism in Kazakhstan

A court in Akmola Region upset an outline police fine on a Baptist pastor for leading a church that meets for workship without seeking for the compulosry state registration.

Kazakhstan forces strict controls on who is permitted to practice flexibility of religion or conviction and where. Just enlisted religious groups are permitted to meet for love and they can do as such just in their own enrolled premises or in different settings with state endorsement.

The individuals who practice flexibility of religion or conviction outside these strict breaking points chance discipline through the courts for what the state sees as “Missionary Activity.”