Posted by: becketfund | October 29, 2009

Uzbekistan: Baptists Fined for Teaching Children Religion Illegally

TASHKENT – Tashkent’s District Criminal Court found Paval Peichev, head of Uzbekistan’s Baptist Union, and two colleagues guilty of evading taxes and involving children in religious activity in religious activity without their or their parents’ consent, Forum18 reported on October 29.  The ruling deprives Peichev and his colleagues of the right to lead and organization’s administrative and financial activity for three years, and each was find 260 times the minimum monthly wages.

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