Posted by: becketfund | May 20, 2009

Uzbekistan: Bible and Mel Gibson Film Banned

KARAKALPAKSTAN – Nurulla Zhamolov, the senior religious affairs official in Karakalpakstan Region in north-western Uzbekistan has banned the Bible, the Mel Gibson film “The Passion of the Christ”, and other religious literature, Forum 18 reported on May 20.  The bans were set out in “expert analyses” provided for court hearings of local Protestants, and revealed in court documents and a prosecutor’s office letter seen by Forum 18.  The authorities in Karakalpakstan routinely confiscate religious literature they find in the homes of religious believers during raids.

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