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Kazakhstan, Not Practicing What It Preaches, Puts Minority Religions Under Pressure

A Eurasianet partner post from <a href="http://www.rferl.org/content/kazakhstan_minority_religions_persecution/…;

A cartoon controversy has shed fresh light on longstanding discrimination against followers of so-called nontraditional religions in Kazakhstan, revealing that a local journalist and members of an "antisect" body were monitoring a Protestant church they considered potentially dangerous. 

The pastor of the church in Qaraghandy asked the two antisect employees to leave the service, according to a subsequent article published in the local newspaper "Vzglyad na sobytiya."

"I do not like the atmosphere here today. I cannot worship when there is oppression and control," the newspaper quoted Pastor Igor Paks as saying. "You disturb the liturgy; get out and do not disturb us." 

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Kazakhstan, Not Practicing What It Preaches, Puts Minority Religions Under Pressure

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