Posted by: becketfund | September 17, 2007

Uzbekistan: Restrictions on Religious Practice Increase

Forum 18 reports that restrictions on religious practice have increased in Uzbekistan, including restrictions on Muslim prayer since the holy month of Ramadan began on September 13. In various areas across the country, authorities have confiscated religious literature and attempted to close places of worship, and in the Karakalpakstan region in northwest Uzbekistan, all non-Muslim and non-Russian Orthodox religious activity continues to be banned.


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