Laws to be ratified by Kazahkstan Parliament will tighten religious freedoms. Photo: Wikipedia

Christians arrested and fined for attending church in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan authorities raided a church service at the end of October detaining 20 Christians. The congregation in Ekibastuz, north-eastern Kazakhstan, were fined for “participation in an unregistered, halted or banned religious community or social organization.” The pastor was fined almost $700 and the others, almost $350. Kazakhstan guarantees religious rights but at […]