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Pray for Pastor Tandin, Sentenced to Prison, but on Bail

Bhutan

On Sept. 10, Pastor Tandin Wangyal was sentenced to nearly four years in prison on charges of receiving money for spreading Christianity in the Buddhist nation of Bhutan. The charges were added after Pastor Tandin was detained for conducting an illegal religious gathering. The pastor has been released on bail but may still be forced to serve the prison term. The pastor's co-worker, M. B. Thapa, was sentenced to two years and four months or a fine equivalent to $1,678. He was released after paying the fine. VOM contacts are concerned for the welfare of Pastor Tandin’s wife, Nengboi, and their three young sons, especially if the pastor is required to serve his sentence.

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