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Kyrgyzstan: church raid

A church in the capital, Bishkek, was raided on March 4 by the authorities as part of a series of inspections of religious communities that have taken place this year.

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Officials from a number of state agencies, including the secret police and financial police, arrived at the church during a service. The ministers refused them access because they did not have a search warrant. The officials, who claimed to be responding to a complaint against the church, threatened them with a court case and further trouble.