Posted by: becketfund | September 12, 2007

Kazakhstan: Presbyterian Church Investigated for “Treason”

Forum 18 reports that Kazakhstan’s secret police, the National Security Committee, have begun to investigate a church in the town of Karaganda on charges of “treason”. Currently, members of the Grace Presbyterian Church are being questioned by the police, while tax authorities run checks on some of the church’s 250 congregations across the country. Under article 165 of Kazakhstan’s Criminal Code, offenses of high treason may be punishable by ten to fifteen years in prison.

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