(Premier) An American man is among the first group of people to be targeted under new anti-evangelism laws in Russia.
In July the country passed legislation banning the public from discussing their faith outside of churches and other designated places.
The rules were contained in anti-terror laws and make it illegal to preach, teach or share faith outside state-controlled settings.
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Donald Ossewaarde, a Baptist minister, was working in the city of Oryol, about 360 kilometres south-southwest of Moscow when he was visited by police.
They accused him of "unlawfully conducting missionary activity" by having Bible meetings at his home.