Group: ‘Uzbekistan Fines Christians For Praying At Home’

By BosNewsLife News Center

uzbekistan-mapTASHKENT/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Two Christian families in Uzbekistan faced uncertain future Wednesday, May 14, after receiving massive fines for meeting in a private home to read the Bible and pray together, church members and rights investigators said. Alisher Abdullayev and Veniamin Nemirov were fined along with another member of their home church in October 2012 for unregistered religious activity and teaching religion "illegally".

NEWS WATCH: Kyrgyzstan Imposes State of Emergency After Gold Mine Riots

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
BARSKOON/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The government of Kyrgyzstan has imposed a state of emergency on a northern district to  protect one of the world's highest goldmines from protesters after clashes with police injured dozens of people.