Uzbekistan
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Will new Uzbek leader double down on persecution?

Persecution | Already repressed Christian groups fear crackdown on religious minorities
by Julia A. Seymour
Posted 9/12/16, 11:32 am

Christians in Uzbekistan already face severe restrictions on their religion—the worst of any nation in Central Asia. Now they fear an increase in persecution following President Islam Karimov’s death.

Karimov died Sept. 2, days after being hospitalized for a stroke. The government did not acknowledge his illness until hours before his death.

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Globe Trot: Uzbekistan’s president is dead

International | Islam Karamov was known for his harsh treatment of Christians
by Mindy Belz
Posted 9/03/16, 09:38 am

UZBEKISTAN’s first and only president has been confirmed dead, after suffering a stroke on Aug. 28.

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Globe Trot 10.01

International
by Mindy Belz
Posted 10/01/12, 11:47 am

The case of Rimsha Masih, the 14-year-old who was accused of blasphemy in Pakistan for allegedly burning pages of the Quran, was scheduled for today in an Islamabad court, but has been postponed until Oct. 17. Witnesses who said an imam planted the evidence against the young girl have retracted their statements in a case now pending against the cleric.

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