Posted by: becketfund | December 2, 2009

Tajikistan: Court Bans Baptist Church

DUSHANBE – Members of a Baptist congregation in the capital Dushanbe have appealed to the City Court against a ban on their activity imposed because they meet for worship in a private home without state registration, Forum18 reported on December 2. The court-imposed ban came after a 9 October raid on a church service by officials of the City Administration, Dushanbe city Prosecutor’s office, Police and National Security Committee secret police. State control of religious activity has steadily increased in 2009, in part due to the passing of a new Religion Law.

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