UZBEKISTAN: Fines, rape threat for Jehovah’s Witness literature – JW News

During nearly 24 hours in detention at Samarkand City Police in early February, officers hit the women and demanded that they renounce their faith, Jehovah’s Witnesses complained to Forum 18. Officers threatened one with rape.

Between January and May, at least 14 Protestants and 49 Jehovah’s Witnesses are known to have received fines of up to 100 times the minimum monthly wage.

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