Uzbekistan: Christian meeting raided by police

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By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent

(Worthy News) - A dozen Christians who had met last month in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, were detained after plain-clothed policemen broke up their gathering and confiscated their Christian literature.

According to Barnabas Aid, the police seized 100 Christian books as well as computers, mobile phones, cameras and even a guitar.

The Christians were taken to a police station where they were held for nine hours while being denied the use of the station's facilities. The were later fined for their illegal production, storage and import of religious materials as well as teaching beliefs without the permission of a registered religious body.

All Christian activity is illegal for members of unregistered churches in Uzbekistan, a state considered to be one of the most repressive regimes in Central Asia for religious freedoms.

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