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Is Downloading a Bible App Illegal in Kazakhstan?

ICC Note: On March 13, a court in Kazakhstan found a Christian woman “not guilty” of illegal missionary activity. The lady had helped someone install a Bible app on a smartphone before she was detained. The woman who filed a complaint is suspected of being a police plant because she begged for help downloading a Bible then reported the Christian who helped her. 

03/17/2018 Kazakhstan (RadioFreeEurope) – A court in Kazakhstan has acquitted a woman who was charged with illegal missionary activity after she showed another person how to download the Bible on a smartphone.

The South Kazakhstan Regional Court, in the city of Shymkent, found Dilobarkhon Sultanova not guilty on March 13.

Sultanova was charged in January after she showed a woman she met at the New Life Protestant church in December how to download the Bible on her smartphone. The woman later filed a complaint against Sultanova with local police, accusing her of illegally propagating Christianity.

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