Posted by: becketfund | December 19, 2006

Uzbekistan: State Television Airs Derogatory Special on Minority Religions

Forum 18 reports that Uzbek state television aired two prime-time TV specials which have led to increased intolerance of Jehovah’s Witnesses and Protestants. Nearly everyone with access to Uzbek channels watched the program, which ran over a span of two nights and accused members of the two religious communities of “turning people into zombies” and leading people to mental hospitals. Several members of the communities have reported discrimination at work and harassment on the streets after the program aired.

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