Services raided in Kyrgyzstan, warnings of ‘illegal’ activity

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (TAB, F18) — Several state agencies recently raided the Russian Orthodox cathedral in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, seemingly part of a series of raids and inspections on religious communities between January and April. The “campaign” warned of “illegal” religious activity to at least one individual in the capital’s Sverdlovsk District. According to Protestants in the area, the secret police warned churches to reduce their activity and stop handing out religious literature. One Russian Orthodox church member told Forum 18 News, “The authorities are using these inspections to try to bring religious affairs under greater control.”
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