Story number 4 for 14 Mar 2000

By March 14, 2000

Elsewhere, the Turkmen secret police have just deported a Baptist couple and “Compass Direct” reports that other leading members of the Baptist church are being forced to leave as well. After being held in prison for over a month, Anatoli Belyayev (ah-na-toh-lee bel-ya-ev) and his family were forcibly placed on a flight to Russia. A Baptist source in Moscow feels that many of the non-native church community will likely be deported from Turkmenistan, where other religious activity is illegal.

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