New Penal Code in Bolivia Could Restrict Religious Freedom

ICC Note:

Church leaders in Bolivia are again concerned with the new impositions from the government since these new measures, will likely intervene with their freedom of religion. It is not the first time that the Bolivian government, under Evo Morales, introduces new changes that affect Christians. However, this new law brings a new turn for Christians since they will not only be monitored, but could end up in jail for up to 12 years.

 1/17/2018 Bolivia (Christian Post) –  Evangelicals in Bolivia are “deeply worried” about the country’s new Penal Code, which they say could ban evangelism, and sentence so-called guilty parties with up to 12 years in prison.

The National Association of Evangelicals in Bolivia has established a National Emergency Commission, which will analyze how evangelical bodies respond to the new law, as reported by Evangelical Focus on Monday.

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