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(Forum 18) – Two Baptists are set to have personal property confiscated – in one case a car – while a third is having his pay docked after the three visited a hospital at Easter to sing hymns and hand out New Testaments, Forum 18 News Service has learnt. Local regional religious affairs official Vladimir Klevtsov told Forum 18 that the Baptists had broken the law because – amongst other violations – they did not get the hospital authorities’ permission to hold “a mass event with music and give out literature”. Their other offences included the fact that two of the Baptists are from Brest , which is outside the region where the hospital is located, and that they do not belong to a registered church. Asked by Forum 18 what the legal position is for individual Belarusian believers wishing to visit or give religious literature to hospital patients, Klevtsov said that he knew of no such precedent, as “we normally get requests only from registered religious organisations.”