As evangelical Christians increasingly suffer the harsh anti-missionary laws in Russia, this month a German court ruled in favor of a Baptist family who fled attacks, insults and threats in their homeland.
The German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) had initially rejected the asylum application of Russian Christians because it did not believe that their persecution was due to the Russian government, which in its Constitution guarantees freedom of belief, as reported by the channel of communication of the evangelicals “Idea.de”.
However, a court in Düsseldorf revoked the decision at the beginning of July. The resolution mentioned the ban of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia in 2017 and concluded that the Baptists, as an evangelically oriented faith group, were also likely to be persecuted by the government. They have been granted the right to remain.
More information: Christianity Today