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UZBEKISTAN

#17
Region Central Asia
Leader President Shavkat Mirziyoyev
Population 32 365 000
Christian 9.3%
Main Religion Islam
Government Presidential Republic
Rank 17
Score 74
Previous Rank 16
Previous Score 73

The Church faces immense pressure from a paranoid government. A believer can be fined for having a Christian song on their phone. In some areas, it’s even illegal to own a Bible. Christians are constantly monitored; phones are tapped, and spies try to infiltrate Christian gatherings. House churches are frequently raided and those present can be detained for up to 15 days, interrogated and fined.

Pray: For strength for Christians who risk everything to secretly meet together.

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