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About Uzbekistan

  • Leader:President Islam Karimov
  • Government:Authoritarian republic
  • Population:30.9 million (210,000 Christians)
  • Main Religion:Islam
  • Persecution Level:Severe
  • Source of Persecution:Dictatorial paranoia/Islamic extremism

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.

Recent News from Uzbekistan

Apr 20 2016

Christian Accused of Extremism for Owning Bible

Found in Prayer

Secret police raided his house and found his Bible and Christian books.


Prayer Points for Uzbekistan

  • Pray for Baptists, Evangelicals and Pentecostals who are threatened, raided, fined and arrested.
  • Pray for new believers placed under house arrest by their Muslim families to make them recant.
  • Pray that Christian women forced to marry against their wills would trust in God’s provision.

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