Posted by: becketfund | November 13, 2007

Uzbekistan: Baptist to be Tried for Teaching Religion “Without Permission”

Forum 18 reports that on November 13, Baptist Nikolai Zulfikarov was set to be tried on criminal charges of “teaching religious doctrines without special religious education” “without permission” and “privately” after holding religious services at his home. If convicted, Zulfikarov faces fines up to fifty times the minimum monthly wage, or three years in prison. Uzbekistan’s Baptists have reported continual harassment of late; Forum 18 reports that religious oppression in the country continues to affect those of other faiths as well.

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