KAZAKHSTAN: Authorities Demolish 12 More Homes in Hare Krishna Community
The demolition of the homes began simultaneously in different areas of the summer colony. While the earth excavators were demolishing houses in one part of the village, workers destroyed the houses with sledgehammers and crowbars in another part. The earth excavators completed the work by leveling the houses to the ground.
Advocate Condemns Kazakh Expulsion of Krishna Leader
Police Raid Nityananda's Festival in Uzbekistan
The Washington D.C. based Institute on Religion and Public Policy – one of the world’s best respected advocates for freedom of religion and belief – has condemned the Kazakhstan government’s January 27 deportation of ISKCON leader Bhakti Bringha Govinda Swami.
Russian ISKCON Temple Given Ultimatum to Vacate Premises
A Hare Krishna festival in Uzbekistan's central city of Samarkand [Samarqand] in the north-western Karakalpakstan [Qoraqalpoghiston] region, was raided and halted by the authorities, police have confirmed to Forum 18 News Service. Police are gathering evidence to open administrative cases against Zafar Kasimov, a Hare Krishna devotee in Samarkand.
Hare Krishnas of Vladimir city received an ultimatum to vacate their place of worship by September 1st 2009.
A U.S. Congress-backed panel has included Russia on its Watch List of countries where people’s religious freedoms are at risk.
Woman's Prayers Lead to Massive Fine in Kazakhstan
Sunday service prompts government to demand the equivalent of nearly 1,000 US dollars.
A Man is on Trial in Russia — for Talking about Yoga
“I am concerned about the complete arbitrariness of this law, which can lead to the persecution of my many fellow citizens who practice yoga and study Indian philosophy,” Ugai wrote in his blog.