More Baptists from Caucasus violate anti-evangelism law


Kavkaz.Realii, 7 October 2021


The Urvan district court of Kabardino-Balkaria will consider an administrative case against a church of Evangelical Christians-Baptists of the city of Nartkala.


An affidavit regarding the local religious organization has been composed on the basis of part 3 of article 5.26 of the Code of Administrative Violations of Law ("Conducting the activity of a religious organization without indicating its full official name"); it provides for a fine of from 30 to 50 thousand rubles.


The editorial office of Kavkaz.Realii reached out to the church of Christians-Baptists of the city of Nartkala by cell phone at the number available in public sources, but it refused to comment on this case.


Kabardino-Balkaria leads the regions of the northern Caucasus in number of cases against representatives of protestant confessions brought to justice on the basis of the "evangelism article." According to public data of the "Justice" automated system, since early 2021 at least seven affidavits have been submitted to courts of the republic. (tr. by PDS, posted 7 October 2021)

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