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Christians fined, imprisoned in Uzbekistan

May 27, 2013

In Uzbekistan – a largely Muslim central Asian nation known for its repression of religious freedom – a Christian woman has been convicted of the crime of “illegal production, storage, importation or distribution of religious materials” and sentenced to 18 months of “corrective labor.”

In a separate case, Christians found reading a Bible in a private home received heavy fines.


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  • Posted by: chady - May. 29, 2013 12:03 PM ET USA

    So much for the 'discretionary' use of Muslim principle 'Jizyah' in Sharia Law. Minorities are entitled to protection and security by the state and society at large. Non-Muslims are also citizens and under Islamic Law their rights are to be protected!