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of persecuted christians in Russia and CIS

Uzbekistan
EVERYONE RELEASED EXCEPT PROTESTANTS
Four well-known Muslim activists jailed for the exercise of their right to liberty of conscience and religious confession were released in Uzbekistan in February after serving most of their long terms of imprisonment. Baptist Tokhar Khaydarov remains the only well-known non-Muslim prisoner of conscience jailed for the exercise of his right to...
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Large-scale amnesty of religious activists underway in Uzbekistan
According to Action Group of Independent Human Rights Advocates of Uzbekistan (AGIHRAU), large-scale amnesty among convicts imprisoned on religious motives is underway in the Republic, with 10 to 20 persons being released from each penal colony. Khairullo Khamidov, a well-known journalist, sentenced in 2010 for six-year imprisonment on religious...
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Statistical Information about Baptism in Central Asia
As of now and after the end of 2014: Kazakhstan Total number of court sessions – around 80. Total amount of fines – 28,200 US Dollars. Total number of detainments – 15. Total time spent in detainment – 86 days Brothers punished with restriction to travel abroad – 40, including those for whom travel was...
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Persecution of Christian Churches intensifies in Uzbekistan
In spite of the fact that the official authorities of Uzbekistan refute the report of the US Department of State on the violations of the rights of the faithful, such violations persist. On 31 May 2014 two groups of 40 to 50 officers from all law-enforcement agencies came to the “Shelter” Re-Socialization Center and to an artisan...
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Report of the US Department of State on religious freedom does not reflect the actual situation – Tashkent
Tashkent, 9 September, INTERFAX – In the opinion of the Committee for Religious Affairs of Uzbekistan, the U.S. Department of State's report on religious freedom in Uzbekistan has been compiled by ill-wishers. “As before, the U.S. Department of State's report on religious freedom in the world for 2013, published in the end...
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Searches and confiscations in the homes of Baptists in Uzbekistan
Dear Brothers and Sisters, we have already published reports about the Alpaevs and the Serins, two families who live in the city of Navoi, Republic of Uzbekistan (see Reports №11 dated 23.06.2012 and №14 dated 14.08.2012). At about 11 a.m. on 17.08.2014 officers of the local interior department Lieutenant B. Rakhmonov and M. Usmanov; neighborhood...
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Tokhar Khaydarov – correspondence address
Hello, dear friends. You have asked some questions about Tokhar… Tokhar’s address did not change. But letters reach him very seldom. Still, it would be a good service to God if you write to his address. In the current situation we would suggest writing short letters and congratulations. Post packages and more detailed letters...
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Oppression against Baptists in Navoi
Dear Brothers and Sisters! Our fellow coreligionist Arthur Alpayev whose address is ap. 3, Tolstoy Street 16, Navoi, Uzbekistan, is still being persecuted. On 5 September 2014 Brother Arthur was summoned to the Navoi City Department of Interior where police officer Bekzod Rakhmonov asked him to write an explanatory note on the incident of...
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THERE ARE NO TABOOS FOR THE NATIONAL SECURITY SERVICE OF UZBEKISTAN
Влад Sekan-известный человек в протестантской общины. Он является руководителем ”приюта” ресоциализации и социальной сервисный центр Евангелия христианский центр в Ташкенте (Узбекистан), пресвитер Церкви и отец девяти детей с его 10- й ребенок вот-вот родиться. Он также активно работает в социальных медиа. Он пишет интересные статьи о интересных...
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PERSONAL BELONGINGS CONFISCATED FROM THE FAMILIES OF THE FAITHFUL
On 11 October 2012 Criminal Court of Samarkand City, Republic of Uzbekistan, in its session chaired by A. Sayfitdinov found Veniamin Nemirov guilty under part 1 of Article 240 and Article 241 of the Code of Administrative Responsibility and ruled to fine him for 3,617,750 Soms (1,859 US Dollars) and also ruled to fine Alisher Abdullayev for...
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"To prevent illegal religious materials"
A court in Uzbekistan's capital Tashkent has fined both Grigory Kasparov and his wife Yelena for "illegally storing" Kasparov's Christian books in their private home. This was despite Yelena Kasparova refusing to sign a "confession" police attempted to force from her for this "offence". The verdict in Kasparov's...
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Police in Uzbekistan puts the activities of the Baptists under restraint
Police officers in Pap District of Namangan Region in Uzbekistan uncovered a 14-member illegal association of Baptists, reports Interfax with reference to the press office of the district police department. They held meeting in private houses to evangelize among the locals. Eight underage children and residents of the adjacent Fergana Region...
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The flying carpet for worship
Property of the faithful confiscated in Samarkand, Uzbekistan Dear Brothers and Sisters, A small congregation of fellow adherents in Samarkand, Republic of Uzbekistan is still being subject to persecution (see Report №13 dated 11.03.2014 and Report №19 dated 14.05.2014). On June 10, 2014 court bailiffs and representatives of the local Mahallin...
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Let us support Tokhar Khaydarov who is now in jail
On 24 October he will turn thirty. In March 2010 he was detained for dealing in drugs. Tokhar Khaydarov fully denies this accusation and suspects that the police had orchestrated a falsification of evidence. Members of his church are confident of his innocence in law and stand for his release from jail. On 18 January 2010, shortly before...
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