Posted by: becketfund | July 26, 2007

Kazakhstan: Authorities Seize House of Baptist Family

Asia News reports that a mother and her young child were prevented from entering their home by Kazakh authorities, who aimed to prevent the local unregistered Baptist community from holding their meetings at the house. The community in question had been banned from activity for three months, following a ruling by a district court in October 2006. In recent months, the state has threatened to seize homes in lieu of unpaid fines, or to prevent unregistered communities from meeting.

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