19 February 2019 An Uzbek mother was killed by her husband on 9 February because she had recently become a Christian. “Umida”, a Muslim-background Christian, was attempting to flee the country to seek refuge in Istanbul with Christian friends, when her husband confronted her at Tashkent Airport and slit her throat. Previously, the man had […]
On Nov. 10, police in Andijan, in eastern Uzbekistan, raided the apartment of Irina Stepanova, a member of a local Baptist church. Although they claimed to be searching for illegal guns, police instead confiscated three Bibles, a Baptist song book, Christian magazines and booklets, 22 CDs and DVDs, and six personal notebooks with poems. Irina […]
No registered protestant church buildings. When believers gather and are found out they can expected to be arrested, beaten, fined and kept for 14 days. Pray for the pastors.
Unclear whether this is on parole or not. Dec. 02, 2016 | Uzbekistan Tohar Haydarov was released from prison on Nov. 8, 2016, after serving six years and 10 months of a 10-year prison sentence. “God heard the prayers of many Christians,” believers told Forum 18. “We are thankful to everybody who prayed for him […]
Eight Christians in Uzbekistan have been punished in recent months for having religious literature at home, according to Forum 18. Seven were heavily fined for the “Illegal production, storage, or import into Uzbekistan, with the intent to distribute or actual distribution, of religious materials by physical persons”. The other was sentenced to two years’ corrective […]
Uzbek, Northern of Uzbekistan The earliest ancestors of the Uzbeks, the Central Asian Turks, aided Genghis Khan in his conquest of Eastern Europe in the 1300’s. Eventually, as unity between the Turks and Mongols faded, numerous warring kingdoms were formed. It was from several of these kingdoms that the Uzbeks descended. Ministry Obstacles Creative ideas […]
December 1, 2015 Please pray for a group of Christians in the Uzbek capital, Tashkent, who were detained and tortured after police raided their worship meeting in a private home. Among those held for nine hours were several nursing mothers who were prevented from feeding their babies until they had signed statements against their host, […]
Dmitri Shestakov with his family in Uzbekistan spent four years in prison for his faith. He too was very thankful for letters of encouragement. They show that brothers and sisters worldwide have not forgotten them.
Open Doors World Watch List number 15 Open Doors Click on slides to enlarge 11/12/2017 Since the above the President Shavkat Mirziyoyev is making the natio more tolerant, Bibles have been imported and churches allowed to register although gathering in a private home is illegal. Most info thanks to Operation World.
Two Christian families who meet privately to read the Bible and pray have been repeatedly fined and had many items confiscated including car and phone. Alisher Abdullayev and Venjamin Nemirov have been fined ten times the monthly minimum wage, had their meetings raided and literature seized. Pray they would be allowed to live and […]