Evangelical Group Condemns Uzbekistan Crackdown On Churches

By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest thumb_1201293150385_0p8541201605507683TASHKENT/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- An influential evangelical organization, which claims to represent over 400 million Christians worldwide, expressed concerns Tuesday, June 1, about police raids on Protestant congregations in Uzbekistan and the detention of several Christians in the former Soviet republic.

Uzbekistan Police Raid Protestant Holiday Group, Church

By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos uzbekistanpresident BUDAPEST/TASHKENT (BosNewsLife)-- Police in Uzbekistan have raided a group of about 80 Protestant Christians who were on on a holiday together to learn more about their Christian faith, after an earlier crackdown on an evangelical church, religious rights activists said Monday, December 17

Religious Freedom Tightening in Former Soviet Republics (COLUMN)

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist martyr MOSCOW, RUSSIA (BosNewsLife Columns)-- The 1991 dissolution of the Soviet Union sparked hopes among Christians for a new era of religious freedom. Sadly, these dreams have been only partially realized. This has been confirmed in the 2016 Open Doors World Watch List of the 50 countries where Christians are most severely persecuted for their faith.

Uzbekistan Restrictions On Released Pastor; Others Facing Prosecution

By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest BUDAPEST/TASHKENT (BosNewsLife)-- A frail Christian pastor who was released from prison in Uzbekistan last month still faced severe restrictions on his freedom Saturday, February 19, and authorities plan to prosecute other believers for involvement in an unregistered local Baptist church, Christians said.

Group: ‘Uzbekistan Cracking Down On Bibles, Christian Literature’

By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos TASHKENT /BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Authorities in Uzbekistan are increasingly confiscating privately owned Bibles and other Christian literature, saying such books “are forbidden to keep at home”, while handing out huge fines to “violators”, local Christians and rights activists said.

Kazakhstan Destroys Bibles, Uzbekistan Attacks Convert

By BosNewsLife News Center reukazakhstanpresident_ASTANA/TASHKENT/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- A court in Kazakhstan has ordered the destruction of 121 pieces of Christian literature, including Bibles, while in neighboring Uzbekistan an elderly convert from Islam is in "great distress" after police raided his home, Christians said Thursday, March 21.

Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan Sentences Pastors For Evangelism, Literature Distribution

By BosNewsLife News Center uzbekistan-mapASTANA/TASHKENT/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Evangelical Christians in Central Asia remained concerned Tuesday, June 4, about the plight of Pastor Sharofat Allamova who was sentenced to 1.5 years "corrective labor" in Uzbekistan for distributing Christian literature while in neighboring Kazakhstan a pastor was detained after distributing red tea during communion, activists and missionaries said.

Uzbekistan Christians Sentenced For “Teaching Religion”

By BosNewsLife News Center TASHKENT/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Supporters of a Baptist house church Christian in Uzbekistan have asked for prayers amid concerns she faces up to three years imprisonment on charges of "illegally teaching religion", BosNewsLife learned Monday, July 23.

Uzbekistan Prosecuting Pastor, Son For “Unregistered Activity”

By BosNewsLife News Center uzbekistanpresident TASHKENT/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Supporters of a pastor in Uzbekistan have urged prayers amid concerns the devoted church leader and his son will face heavy fines for unregistered religious activity.

Uzbekistan Jails Baptists, Threatens Church, report

By BosNewsLife Special Correspondent Marshall Ramsey with BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest TASHKENT/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Police in Uzbekistan reportedly jailed ten Baptists for up to five days and fined three others 80 times the monthly minimum wage on charges of unauthorized worship at home, BosNewsLife monitored Friday, August 7.

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