CASE OPENED ABOUT ILLEGAL EVANGELISM AGAINST DIRECTOR OF SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH IN BIISK
SOVA Center for News and Analysis, 30 August 2016
In Biisk (Altai republic) the director of an Adventist church who delivered Christian literature to the leadership of the district administration is accused of illegal evangelism.
On 22 August 2016 in Biisk, a case was initiated on the basis of part 4 of article 5.26 of the Code of Administrative Violations of Law of the RF (conducting missionary activity with violation of the requirements of legislation on freedom of conscience and freedom of religious confession and on religious associations) against the director of the local religious organization "Church of Free Christians of Seventh-Day Adventists, Vladimir Knaub.
The reason for this was delivery of church literature to personnel of the administration of the Maima district of the republic of Altai--the head of the administration, his deputy, an attorney, and chief accountant.
Sets of Christian books had been prepared for all districts and city administrations of the Altai republic as part of a program of spiritual and moral revival and mass cultural education of citizens of Russia in 2012-2024. However such distribution of literature was considered to be evangelism in a place that was not designated for it and an attempt to draw them into the religious organization. (tr. by PDS, posted 30 August 2016)
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