Posted by: becketfund | May 18, 2010

Uzbekistan: Court Sentences Church Members to Jail Time and Issues Fines

TASHKENT – Judge Sagdulla Ashirmatov, of Tashkent’s Mirzo-Ulugbek District Court, sentenced three members of the Church of Christ to 15 day jail terms, and fined 5 other members 80 times the monthly minimum wage, Forum 18 reported on May 18.  The trial followed a large raid on May 16 of the Church of Christ by government officials, who did not possess a search warrant.  The court ordered that Christian books confiscated during the raid be destroyed.

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