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Progress and regress on the international religious freedom front

International | State Department report to inform President Trump’s executive order
by Mindy Belz
Posted 6/11/20, 04:38 pm

GLOBAL: The State Department released its 2019 Report on International Religious Freedom, which is expected to help form an action plan for President Donald Trump’s June 2 executive order on international religious freedom.

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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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