1. Uzbekistan: Shestakov family says thank you very much! Were you one of the thousands of brothers and sisters in Christ who wrote a letter to Dmitry Shestakov during his four years in an Uzbekistan prison? In this video, Dmitry expresses appreciation as he quotes from Matthew 25, "I was in prison and you visited me." Your letters and financial support had an impact. Dmitry’s wife Marina was allowed to visit – bringing food and memorized Scripture – which led to other prisoners being receptive to the Gospel. The sacks of letters that he received even turned the anger of the prison guards to respect!
    (February 22, 2014 | The Voice of the Martyrs USA)

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  2. The collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s led to a wave of independence and religious freedom for much of central Asia. But now, many Christians in the region say the harsh treatment they are receiving is reminiscent of the persecution they experienced during the Communist era. Gary Lane of CBN News reports from Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.
    (July 21, 2010)

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  3. The oppression facing evangelical churches in Uzbekistan continues to grow. Uzbekistan handed down 15-day sentences for three Protestant Christians from a registered church. Three others, arrested after a raid on the Tashkent church, were each fined 80 times the minimum monthly wage. Two other Protestants were fined five times the minimum monthly wage. Six computers seized during the raid were ordered to be given to the state, and orders were given to destroy seized Christian literature.
    (May 25, 2010 | From Christian World News and Forum 18)

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  4. In the central Asian nation of Uzbekistan, Christian churches are growing, and they're coming under increasing pressure from the government. Still, they're staying strong in the faith. In the scorching desert heat of western Uzbekistan, Christians are breaking the law. Their crime? holding a religious gathering without their church having official registration.
    Soon after the Soviet Union dissolved in 1991, Uzbekistan, which includes a key section of the historic Silk Road, went back to repressing any group considered a threat to the government's grip on power.
    (January 20, 2009)

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  5. Marina Shestakov tries to keep life as normal as possible for her 3 daughters Sasha, Masha and Vera. Following a Sunday morning service in January, 2007 at the Full Gospel Church in Andijan, Uzbekistan her 38 year old husband, Pastor David Shestakov was arrested.
    (January 20, 2009)

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