Belarus: Pastor of the New Life Church Minsk Arrested Again

Country: Belarus

Date of incident: August 15, 2023

Pastor Viachaslau Hancharenka of the New Life Full Gospel Church in Minsk, was detained together with his son-in-law Illia Budai on the 15th of August. According to the news, 20 armed policemen broke into his house, searched and detained them. He was sentenced to 10 days in jail and his son-in-law to 5 days in jail for resisting the detention.

This is the second time that the Belarusian pastor has been detained. In September 2022, he was arrested and received a fine of 3,200 rubles (about 1,100 euros). 

Sources: CNE.newsTwitterRFERL

First case: OIDAC Europe

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