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Uzbek Court Fines Christian Evangelists


http://gdb.rferl.org/1653A3CF-2329-4F53-BC01-1C53F29D0E14_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/1653A3CF-2329-4F53-BC01-1C53F29D0E14_mw800_mh600.jpg Uzbek President Islam Karimov has been criticized throughout his 15-year rule for suppressing religious freedoms (file photo) (epa) August 10, 2006 -- A Tashkent city court has sentenced a group of Christian evangelists for allegedly violating Uzbekistan's law on religion.


One of the group's members, Andrei Shishkin, was sentenced to pay nearly $400 for organizing Bible reading sessions at a summer camp near Tashkent.


The source of the report, the pro-government website press-uz.info, does not say how many people were convicted, nor when their trial took place.


(www.press-uz.info)

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