Christian persecution ministry Open Doors have asked Christians all over the world to pray for Uzbekistan’s Christians as Persecution of Christians increase much more in Uzbekistan, where it is illegal to even own a Bible.
One recent example of the crackdown on Christianity, and particularly, owning Christian literature, is the case of STanislav Kim, a Uzbek Christian who was sentenced to two years corrective labor for owning religious books. Kim also had part of his income confiscated by the government.
Another incident occurred this summer when a Christian in the capital city of Tashkent was fined for owning religious literature. He was given a criminal trial and the literature was seized by the state.
There have been many other similar cases of Christians being prosecuted for owning Bibles or Christian books.