Jehovah’s Witnesses in Kazakhstan
Attendance at the annual Memorial of Christ’s death—30,324
Ratio of Jehovah’s Witnesses to population—1 to 1,122
441 Days of Imprisonment—An Interview With Teymur and Mafiza Akhmedov
Teymur Akhmedov relates his experience of being imprisoned in Kazakhstan. He refused to violate his conscience and remained loyal to Jehovah.
Teymur Akhmedov Released by Presidential Pardon
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev pardoned Teymur Akhmedov who had been imprisoned for over a year for sharing his religious beliefs with others. The pardon cleared his criminal record.
Kazakhstan Found Guilty of Arbitrary Detention in Case of Teymur Akhmedov
The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention found Kazakhstan guilty of unjustly arresting and prosecuting Mr. Akhmedov for peacefully sharing his religious beliefs with others.
Kazakhstan Suspends Activity of Witnesses’ National Headquarters
A court in Almaty, Kazakhstan, has suspended all activity of the Christian Center of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Kazakhstan for three months.
Kazakhstan Imprisons Ailing Jehovah’s Witness and Bans His Worship
Teymur Akhmedov, husband and father of three sons, was sentenced to a five-year prison term for performing his peaceful Bible education work.
Kazakhstan Tramples on Religious Freedom and Convicts Teymur Akhmedov
An Astana court sentences Mr. Akhmedov to five years’ imprisonment as Kazakhstan continues to repress peaceful religious activity.