5 Years in Prison for Kazakh Jehovah’s Witness

A district court in Astana sentenced a 60-year-old Jehovah’s Witness to five years in jail on May 2. Teimur Akhmedov was convicted of violating Article 174 of the Kazakh criminal code, which concerns incitement of “ethnic, social, religious, family, and racial hatred.” According to RFE/RL, Akhmedov will appeal.

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