Posted by: becketfund | July 4, 2007

Uzbekistan: Government Detains Three Found in Possession of Religious Literature

Forum 18 reports that two Pentecostals, Hudoer Pardaev and Igor Kim, were detained and sent to prison for ten days after police confiscated religious literature they were carrying and accused them of “violating the laws on religious organizations” and “violating the procedure for teaching religion”. Both belong to God’s Love Church, which is an unregistered Pentecostal congregation. Meanwhile, Baptist Sharofat Allamova, also detained for carrying religious literature, now faces criminal prosecution for “violating the laws on religious organizations” and a possible sentence of three years’ imprisonment if convicted.

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