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Bhutan: Bhutanese Pastor Tandin Wangyal freed from jail

The case against Bhutanese Pastor Tandin Wangyal, originally detained in March 2014 for holding a religious meeting without permission, has been dropped and he is free after paying a fine on Jan. 19.

Bhutan: Concerns about religious rights in Bhutan raised at UN council (Morning Star News)

Taken from USCIRF Daily News Digest - June 06, 2014

Bhutan: Two Pastors in Bhutan jailed without charges

Interior minister cites 'proselytizing,' but police find no evidence

Christians in Bhutan Seek to Dispel Regime's Mistrust

Church leaders call for dialogue to defend against accusations of unethical evangelism.

Official recognition eludes Christian groups in Bhutan

Christians can practice their faith even without legal identity, officials argue

Why Bhutan Wants Anti-Conversion Law?

Bhutan, a tiny Buddhist kingdom in the Himalayas in South Asia, will soon have a law providing for imprisonment of three years for “proselytization.”