Nowhere to Bury a Kyrgyz Muslim Background Believer

When her 76-year-old mother died on 13th October in Kyrgyzstan, Jyldyz had nowhere to bury her. The local Orthodox Church in Sary-Talaa refused permission for her to be interred in their cemetery, because, although she was a Christian, she was

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Kyrgyz Believers Forced to Leave their Village

Recently, a group of Christian believers from different parts of Kyrgyzstan visited a Christian family in their village. Janysh* and Laura* (real names protected for security reasons) are the only Christian couple in the village, and always take opportunities to

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Pro – Russia Parliament Elected in Kyrgyzstan

Voting in Kyrgyzstan’s parliamentary elections. held on 4th October, saw the Social Democratic Party of Kyrgyzstan (SDPK), taking 27% of the vote, with five other pro-Russian parties also winning seats. The SDPK was founded by the the current President, Almazbek Atambayev. However,

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Kyrgyz Christian Barred from Burying Son

When the 25 year old son of a Protestant Christian woman, in the southern Kyrgyz city of Osh, died in a car accident in early August, city authorities and a local Imam refused permission for him to be buried in

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Kyrgyzstan’s Proposed New Religious Laws

According to Forum 18, Kyrgyzstan’s State Commission for Religious Affairs (SCRA) is continuing to work on a draft of a new Religion Law, and seems to be ignoring civil society and UN Human Rights Committee criticism, and a Constitutional Chamber

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Bride Kidnapping still a problem in Kyrgyzstan.

Ainagul (not her real name) was a vivacious, happy outgoing young women, studying at the State university in Bishkek, the capital city. She was also a strong Christian believer, a committed member of a local Kyrgyz church, singing on the

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