Uzbekistan: crippling fine for possession of film about Jesus
Catholic World News - October 26, 2010
A Protestant man in Uzbekistan has been slapped with a heavy fine for owning a film about Jesus,
Murat Jalalov faces a fine of 3.1 million Soms—a sum that represents more than 7 years’ income at the minimum salary in the impoverished country. His offense was possession of a single copy of a film prepared by the Campus Crusade for Christ, which authorities determined “could be used among local ethnicities for missionary purposes.”
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our September expenses ($33,515 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!