Posted by: becketfund | November 16, 2007

Azerbaijan: Two More Baptists Threatened

Forum 18 reports that following the imprisonment of Baptist pastor Zaur Balaev, Azerbaijani authorities continue to threaten religious leaders. In early November, police visited a Baptist pastor, Telman Aliev, and his assistant, Jabbar Musaev, in the town of Neftechala on the Caspian Sea, where police threatened the two men. Police promised the men the fate of Balaev, who is currently serving a two-year jail sentence, if they continued their involvement with their church. Pastor Aliev, unfazed, continued to lead services, but Musaev was forced not to attend church.

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