Religious Freedom – Uzbekistan

UZBEKISTAN: Fined for giving New Testament away

By Mushfig Bayram | Forum 18 Police searched a woman’s flat in Bukhara to seize a New Testament Shukhrat Safarov had given her. A court fined Safarov and ordered the book destroyed. The government’s Religious Affairs Committee ... Full Article

Uzbekistan: Punished for religious books at home

By Mushfig Bayram | Forum 18 A Baptist from Urgench [Urganch] in the north-western Khorezm Region has been punished for a second time within a year for having Christian books at home, which state officials regard as “illegal”. As ... Full Article

UZBEKISTAN: Tortured till he lost consciousness

By Mushfig Bayram | Forum 18 News Service Officers at Karmana District Police Station, among them Feruz Ruziyev, tortured Murot Turdiyev until he lost consciousness, while another fellow-Protestant was threatened with rape, Protestants ... Full Article