Tag Archives: Kazakhstan

BREAKING NEWS — Shahan planned to move to U.K. to begin ‘new life’ with boyfriend

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — The bond for Richard Shahan, accused of murdering his wife in July 2013, is set at $100,000. During an afternoon hearing Jan. 16, Jefferson County District Judge Sheldon Watkins decided on the bond amount under the conditions that … Continue reading

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Pastor re-arrested within minutes as suspected ‘extremist’

ASTANA, Kazakhstan (F18) — Presbyterian pastor Bakhytzhan Kashkumbayev’s son Askar describes the new criminal case against the retired pastor on charges of extremism as “complete rubbish.” The charges carry a seven-year prison term. “They’re trying to turn my father into a … Continue reading

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Pastor to be transferred from prison to house arrest

ASTANA, Kazakhstan (F18) — After nearly five months’ imprisonment, a court in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana has extended pre-trial detention for 66-year-old Presbyterian pastor Bakhytzhan Kashkumbayev until Nov. 17, but changed the terms from prison to house arrest, according to the court … Continue reading

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Pastor deported from Kazakhstan

TALDYKORGAN, Kazakhstan (F18) — Baptist pastor Viktor Lim was ordered deported from Kazakhstan for leading a registered religious community and left in mid-August. Lim, a stateless person, had lived in the country for 20 years and his wife and children … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Breaking News — 182 Muslim works gain Agency of Religious Affairs approval in Kazakhstan

With new state Censorship Regulations for almost all religious literature and objects produced in or imported into Kazakhstan now in force, only some religious books — all Muslim — have so far successfully undergone the censorship process, Forum 18 News … Continue reading

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