KAZAKHSTAN: “Social justice” the Kazakh way

KAZAKHSTAN: “Social justice” the Kazakh way

By Felix Corley, Forum 18 News Service Nikolai Novikov has been fined three times in two years, jailed for five days, placed on Kazakhstan’s exit ban list (with a restraining order placed on his car) and now faces his garage being confiscated. The Baptist from...
KAZAKHSTAN: “We have experts to check icons”

KAZAKHSTAN: “We have experts to check icons”

8 January 2014 Twelve icons and three Bibles seized from a commercial bookseller in Oral (Uralsk) in West Kazakhstan Region in October 2013 have still not been returned. The bookseller is due to face an administrative court where he may be fined several weeks’...
KAZAKHSTAN: Fines for “extremist” books

KAZAKHSTAN: Fines for “extremist” books

After raids on a Baptist church and a Christian centre in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana in October 2012, a court in December 2013 fined two Protestants the equivalent of nearly four weeks’ state-calculated average wage each for having “extremist”...