Government Raids in Uzbekistan
Further reports have emerged of pressure being put on believers in Uzbekistan by Government officials. Churches have been raided in the capital Tashkent, with members of the local police, the secret police, the Justice Ministry and the military taking part. During the raids literature was confiscated and pastors, leaders and church members
detained in police stations where officials photographed and recorded the details of everyone who attended the meetings.
One church leader explained that the police threatened them and said: ‘We will come every Sunday and disrupt the church service every time until you give up and stop your activities.’
Please continue to remember our brothers and sisters in Uzbekistan and other Central Asian countries who face pressure from their governments.