Posted by: becketfund | May 17, 2010

Uzbekistan: Officials Raid Registered Church

TASHKENT – Police, National Security Service secret police, the Tax Inspectorate, the Fire Brigade, and the Sanitary Epidemiological Service all raided one of the largest Protestant churches in Tashkent, the Church of Christ, during its Sunday worship service on May 16, Forum 18 reported on May 17.  Eight member of the Church of Christ were arrested, including Assistant Pastor Artur Avanesyan.  Their trial is expected to go till May 18, and officials refused to release a list of charges against the church members.

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