Criminal investigation in Kazakhstan over ‘extremist’ books, ‘hallucinogenic’ communion

ORAL, Kazakhstan (F18) — Two unrelated Protestant churches in different parts of Kazakhstan were raided in early October, ostensibly over a criminal case launched 15 months ago. The case follows a complaint by the mother of a member of Astana’s Grace Church that it harmed her health, allegations church members denied to Forum 18 News Service. Masked police searched the church and seized computers, valuables and religious books they insisted were “extremist” (though they could not explain what was extremist or who had declared them so).
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