The European Union will make sure that the Iran nuclear deal 'will continue to be fully implemented by all, in all its parts', the European Union’s foreign policy chief said on Friday.
Christians in North-Korea have faced more persecution in 2007 than ever before, according to a major human rights report released Friday, February 1.
A Pentecostal Christian in Uzbekistan faced a difficult Sunday, May 13, after receiving a two-year suspended prison sentence in Nukus, the capital of the Karakalpakstan autonomous republic in north-western Uzbekistan, on charges of teaching religion illegally, human rights watchers and local Christians confirmed.
Authorities in Uzbekistan have forced evangelical Pastor Dmitri (David) Shestakov to withdraw an appeal against his sentence to four years labor camp, Protestant and other sources following the case said Thursday, May 3.
A court in Uzbekistan on Tuesday, May 1, began hearing evangelical Pastor Dmitri (David) Shestakov's appeal against his sentence to four-years in one of Uzbekistan's open labor camps on controversial "religious extremism charges," Christians close to the case said.
An evangelical pastor remained detained in Uzbekistan Friday, April 27, after he was reportedly arrested in Muynak a city in Uzbekistan's troubled region of Karakalpakstan, while an activist was sentenced to six years in jail.
Protestant pastor Dmitry Shestakov has appealed against the four-year sentence to one of Uzbekistan's open labor camps which was imposed by authorities in retaliation for his Christian work, investigators and local Christians close to the case said Friday, March 23.
An Uzbek criminal court has sentenced Christian pastor Dmitry Shestakov to four years in a prison colony for alleged â€œillegalâ€ religious activities.
Prominent Protestant pastor Dmitry Shestakov was sentenced Friday, March 9, to four years' exile within Uzbekistan for his evangelistic activities, Christian rights watchers observing the trial said.
Salavat Serikbayev, 32, and Makset Djabbarbergenov, 26, did not make their court date on Monday (February 26) in the regional capital of Nukus to face charges of leading an unregistered religious meeting. The pastors declined to make public the reason for their absence from court.
Uzbekista's religious authorities admitted publicly for the first time this week that an Uzbek Christian pastor was arrested last month in the eastern city of Andijan and now faces criminal charges.
A major Christian rights group expressed concern Wednesday, February 7, about Uzbekistan's "harshening crackdown on religious freedom."
An evangelical pastor remained behind bars in Uzbekistan Monday, February 5, more than two weeks after he was detained by secret police on charges of "incitement to hatred on national, racial or religious grounds."
Persecution of Christians in North Korea "is worse than ever", amid fresh reports of torture and executions, Christian investigators said Friday, February 2.
Uzbek secret police arrested a Protestant pastor from his church in Andijan last weekend, seven months after a regional prosecutor had accused him of committing high treason.
Uzbekistan's secret police detained Protestant Pastor Dmitry Shestakov at his church in the city of Andijan last weekend, after a regional prosecutor had accused him of "committing high treason," a Christian news agency reported Thursday, January 25.
Six Christian men who were arrested in Uzbekistan amid a reported government-led crackdown on Christians and churches across the former Soviet republic have been released, their supporters told BosNewsLife Friday, September 8.
Fearing beatings, detentions and deportations "many" Uzbek Protestant church leaders and their families were in hiding Friday, September 1, as Uzbekistan celebrated its 15th anniversary of independence, Christians said.
There was mounting concern Wednesday, July 26, over a new crackdown on Christians in Uzbekistan after authorities closed down US-based aid group Central Asia Free Exchange (CAFE) on charges of "illegal religious activities," including preaching the Gospel.