A court in Bhutan has sentenced a Christian to three years in prison for “attempting to promote civil unrest” by screening films on Christianity in the predominantly Buddhist country.

A local court in Gelephu, Bhutan, handed down the Oct. 6 conviction against Prem Singh Gurung, a 40-year-old ethnic Nepalese citizen from south Bhutan, according to the government-run daily Kuensel.

Gurung was arrested in July after local residents complained that he was showing Christian films in two villages. Gurung invited villagers to watch Nepali movies; between each feature, he showed films on Christianity.

Government attorneys could not prove “beyond reasonable doubt” that Gurung promoted civil unrest, the daily reported, and therefore “he was charged with an attempt to promote civil unrest.”

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