Uzbekistan has one of the harshest dictatorships in Central Asia. The regime will do everything possible to stay in power – all forms of opposition and deviations from the norm will be ruthlessly attacked. Christianity is regarded as an alien and destabilizing factor. On top of this, Christian converts from a Muslim background (Muslim Background Believers, MBBs) experience additional pressure from their social and cultural environment.
Christian homes continue to be raided in an effort by the authorities to confiscate ‘illegal’ religious literature.
Secret police raided his house and found his Bible and Christian books.