By BosNewsLife Asia Service THIMPHU, BHUTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Minority Christians in Bhutan were in a state of shock Tuesday, September 16, after a court sentenced two pastors to long prison terms for receiving funds for their activities, though one church leader was "temporarily" freed, friends said.
By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist THIMPHU, BHUTAN (BosNewsLife Columns)-- Last week’s official visit to the Kingdom of Bhutan by Britain’s Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has put the spotlight on this tiny nation, wedged between China and India high in the Himalayas. But how happy are its Christians?
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By BosNewsLife Asia Service
NEW DELHI/THIMPHU (BosNewsLife)-- A court in Bhutan has sentenced a Christian to three years imprisonment for "attempting to promote civil unrest" by showing films about Christianity, underscoring international concerns about the situation of religious minorities in the heavily Buddhist Himalayan nation, BosNewsLife learned Friday, October 29.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos THUMPU, BHUTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A pastor who was jailed in Bhutan on charges linked to his Christian activities remained free Wednesday, January 28, after at least some charges were dropped, BosNewsLife learned.