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March 2015
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Arrests in Bhutan

A pastor arrested in Bhutan has been released from prison after paying an extortionate fine, Christian charity Open Doors has reported. Pastor Tandin Wangyal had been arrested in Dorokha village in the Samtse district of Bhutan as a result of his faith in March 2014, and was only released in January this year after paying a fine of 100,000 Ngultrum (£1100). He was originally detained along with Pastor Mon Thapa (also known as David Lobzang) after a neighbour complained that the two had held a house church meeting in the village. Having been invited to hold a three-day seminar for Christians, the two pastors arrived...

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Missionary Spotlight – Bhutan – ‘the road less travelled’
October 2005
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Missionary Spotlight – Bhutan – ‘the road less travelled’

Gathering news in Thimpu – Bhutan’s capital city – is an education in itself. This is widely seen as a ‘closed country’ but, unusually, there is little poverty to speak of and no pent-up national anger. Nor is there any crime worth reporting. The economy barely gets a mention, and the King (the leader of this tiny Himalayan recess) is the greatest folk hero of them all! Indeed, he tried to step down not too long ago and push his 810,000 people toward democracy. They would have none of it and he’s back where he was — now into his 34th year as King of...

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