Kazakhstan: New Law orders Destruction of Religious Literature
By Mission News Network, March 19, 2013
Kazakhstan (MNN) ―Religious freedom is losing even more ground in Kazakhstan, says Forum 18 News.
For the first time since the country gained independence in 1991, a court ordered religious literature to be destroyed. According to Forum 18, 121 pieces of religious literature–mostly in the Kazakh language–were taken from a believer in northern Kazakhstan.
Vyacheslav Cherkasov was reportedly handing out religious literature on the city streets when police arrested him. He was fined a month’s wages, and a suitcase full of religious books–Bibles, children’s Bibles, books and tracts on the Christian faith–were confiscated.
Earlier this month, a judge ordered the literature to be destroyed.
“Most likely the books would be burnt,” an official told Forum 18 (…)
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