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Christian convert from Islam gets two years in prison for stirring religious hatred
Yklas Kabduakasov, a 54-year-old father of eight children, is a Seventh-day Adventist. In November, he was sentenced to seven years of restricted freedom and had books confiscated. His appeal ended with a prison sentence in a government labour camp. The charges against him were: inciting religious hatred. For Christian sources, he was punished for converting to Christianity.
Two Christians sentenced to three years in prison
Religious freedom in Kazakhstan means “one nation – one religion”
A new agency is set up to control religious groups. President Nazarbaev calls for greater surveillance of religious extremism. Religious minorities fear instead more repression. Many are already being forced out of their places of worship.
15/04/2009 SAUDI ARABIA – ISLAM
Blogger convert to Christianity released from Saudi prison
Arrested for openly choosing Jesus, Saudi man is released after some months. He still cannot leave the country or appear in media, but many are surprised by the leniency. Under Sharia apostasy is punished by death.
Bangkok, Week for Christian unity, a contribution to national unity
The first celebration of the Week in Thailand dates back to 44 years ago. Dialogue among the different Christian confessions is growing, and is being developed through common efforts on behalf of young people, the poor, and the sick.
Five years jail for those who convert Muslims to Christianity.
Forum 18 said this was the reason behind the arrest of a Protestant pastor called Shestakov, who has been detained for more than a month awaiting trial for “inciting religious hatred” and more crimes. Another pastor was arrested for being found with religious texts in his possession as have many believers because they were holding meeting in homes.
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