UZBEKISTAN: police raided Jehovah’s Witnesses’ homes – JWnews

Police and NSS secret police raided Jehovah’s Witnesses’ homes and worship meetings across Uzbekistan 81 times in 2014, they complained to Forum 18. Between January and September 2015, they noted continuing raids and literature seizures, with more than 75 fines of up to 20 times the minimum monthly wage

Officials have allowed only one Jehovah’s Witness community in the whole country – in the town of Chirchik in Tashkent Region – to have the state registration which officials insist is required before people can exercise their right to freedom of religion or belief. Officials stripped registration from the Jehovah’s Witness community in Fergana in 2006. Other Jehovah’s Witness communities have been repeatedly denied state registration

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