Persecution Updates: Uzbekistan, Canada and Cuba

Uzbekistan’s authoritarian president died recently and it has Christians concerned that religious persecution will only increase.

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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