Posted by: becketfund | September 20, 2007

Uzbekistan: Details of Ramadan Restrictions Emerge

Forum 18 reports some of the details of the Uzbek government’s restrictions on Muslims during the holy month of Ramadan. Imams are no longer allowed to preach during night prayers, which must end by 10 pm. Additionally, children are forbidden from being present at the prayers, and local imams must report each night to regional authorities. Police presence has been increased at mosques across the country, especially in eastern Uzbekistan, where restrictions are said to be much tighter.

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