A Christian woman is challenging a Russian law which has resulted in her being fined for holding worship services at her home.

Olga Glamozdinova from the village of Veselyi is bringing her case to court in St Petersburg after being fined 10,000 rubles (£122) for hosting the weekly services. According to Christian aid agency Barnabas Fund, Olga says her right to freedom of worship has been violated.

Left with no choice but to meet in homes

Russia does not allow residences to be registered as churches, but as Protestant fellowships are rarely permitted to build churches, they are left with no choice but to meet in homes.

If Olga wins her appeal it will be a major step towards religious freedom.

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