Kazakh police, journalists raid Baptist worship service comment (0)
December 12, 2013
URALSK, Kazakhstan — Up to 16 police officers and journalists — led by the local religious affairs official — raided the Nov. 10 worship service of Baptists in Oral (Uralsk) in West Kazakhstan Region. Ten of those present face possible fines of one or two months’ average salary for meeting for worship without state permission. One of the Baptists, Kenzhetai Baytinov, may have been removed from his job under state pressure.