Skip to comments.Uzbekistan charges Baptist camp with crimes
Posted on 08/02/2009 10:12:50 AM PDT by wmfights
TASHKENT CITY, Uzbekistan (ABP) -- Authorities in Uzbekistan cracked down on Baptists after a government-sponsored news agency ran articles alleging illegal religious activity at a summer camp for children.
Forum 18, a Norway-based news service that monitors alleged violations of religious freedom, reported July 28 that Pavel Peichev, head of the Union of Evangelical Christian Baptists of Middle Asia, faces criminal charges of unlawfully teaching children religion and misusing resort facilities.
Local Baptists fear huge fines, confiscation of the property, imprisonment or some combination of penalties if Peichev is convicted
(Excerpt) Read more at baptiststandard.com ...
It struck me you might find this interesting. The discrimination of the state has taken a less violent approach in this part of the world, but it exists.
"Pitirimov says the Camp4Joy is legal because the Baptist union is a legally registered religious organization. Baptists have been holding the camp in the mountain district about an hour-and-a-half's drive from Uzebekistan's capital city of Tashkent for several years."
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