May. 15, 2014 | Uzbekistan
Pray for Families Fined for Illegal Religious Activities
Four believers were fined in late April after being caught holding unregistered religious services. Authorities had previously confiscated property, including a car, vacuum cleaner and other household items, from the Christians’ families because they had refused to pay fines received in 2012 for the same offense. Uzbek authorities stated that the two families will have to pay the fines if they expect their property to be returned. Unregistered religious activities are illegal in Uzbekistan, and offenders are frequently fined several months’ wages.