Pray for Uzbekistan Elections for New President.

Polls have opened in Uzbekistan to elect a successor to the late leader, Islam Karimov, with long-serving Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev expected to win a comfortable victory. Mirziyoyev, who was appointed prime minister in 2003, became interim president following Karimov’s

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Uzbek Believers Punished for Owning a Bible.

Increasing numbers of Christians in Uzbekistan are being punished simply for the “crime” of having religious literature at home, and Open Doors is asking Christians worldwide to pray for Christians living under the harsh Central Asian dictatorship. One Christian, Stanislav

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Pray for Uzbekistan.

With the passing of Uzbek President Islam Karimov, the outlines of his legacy are beginning to take shape. While Karimov can retain credit for leading Uzbekistan through its first 25 years of independent statehood, the number of increasingly strict human

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Uzbek Believer Denied Parole

An Uzbek Christian man who is in prison for his faith has been given the disappointing news that a mid-sentence parole from prison “will not happen.” Fellow Christians say that 33 year-old Tohar Haydarov, a convert from Islam to Christianity,

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Uzbek Pastor Arrested.

An Uzbek pastor and father-of-four, Latif, was arrested on Saturday12th March after police went to the homes of six Christian families, including the pastor’s, in the Fergana Valley in eastern Uzbekistan. The police were searching for Christian literature and resources

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Uzbek Christians Arrested.

On Sunday 7th February, a group of seven or eight Christians, some of them children, were arrested in the Samarqand region of Uzbekistan when police stormed a Christian gathering. The believers were taken to the police station and held until 4

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Christians in Uzbekistan Raided and Fined

According to Forum 18, on 8th November, Police in Uzbekistan’s capital Tashkent raided a Protestant worship meeting, detaining members of the group and their nursing children. Police also stole money and confiscated a large amount of Christian literature, as well

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Uzbek Church Under Pressure

In April 2015, a Baptist church in Karshi City, Uzbekistan was visited by a group of secret police officers, who filmed members of the church. Later the same day, officers confiscated all of the literature from the church, including Bibles

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