A private homeless shelter run by a Christian in Belarus has been legally stripped of its license to operate, according to Barnabas Aid.
Belarus continues to keep its religious communities confined within an invisible ghetto of regulations, according to Forum 18.
One of the largest evangelical congregations in Belarus confirmed that authorities at the last moment decided not to evict them from their building, following years of judicial wrangling.
Evangelical Christians in Belarus and Kazakhstan faced increased pressure Friday, October 21, to halt unauthorized worship services after pastors were fined and churches raided in the former Soviet republics.
A pastor in Belarus was fined for alleged unsanitary conditions at his church's summer Bible school while another church in Minsk must exist without a legal bank account.