Uganda
While a Ugandan pastor was fighting to retain sight in his remaining eye after an acid attack, Muslim extremists this month were shooting at his close friend, a leader of another church.   Doctors at Sheba Hospital in Tel-Aviv, Israel, are ....
A former member of a Muslim extremist group in Uganda who converted to Christianity is in hiding in Kenya, his movements severely restricted following threats to kill him. Hassan Sharif Lubenga, 54, was a sheikh and member of the Buk Haram, a ....
Hassan Muwanguzi, a convert from Islam in Uganda who lost his family and job because of his Christian faith, is thankful after fighting off the latest attack – an attempt by Muslims to imprison him and shut down the school he started. Following ....
A 15-year-old Christian girl in western Uganda who lost the use of her legs after her father locked her in a room for six months for leaving Islam has begun to take tentative steps. Susan Ithungu of Isango village, Kasese district, had been ....
Islamic extremists threw acid on a church leader on Christmas Eve shortly after a seven-day revival at his church, leaving him with severe burns that have blinded one eye and threaten sight in the other. Bishop Umar Mulinde, 37, a sheikh (Islamic ....
A 14-year-old girl in western Uganda is still unable to walk 10 months after her father tortured her for leaving Islam and putting her faith in Christ, according to area Christians.   Susan Ithungu of Isango village, Kasese district, has ....
About 40 Muslim extremists with machetes and clubs tried to break into a Sunday worship service outside Uganda’s capital city of Kampala on Nov. 1, leaving a member of the congregation with several injuries and damaging the church building. ....
When a young Muslim woman in northern Uganda heard about Jesus in February 2005 and began having dreams about the cross of Christ, it marked the beginning of a nightmare.Between the dreams and otherwise sleepless nights, Aleti Samusa of Yumbe ....
NAIROBI, Kenya, June 26 (Compass Direct News) – When a young Muslim woman in northern Uganda heard about Jesus in February 2005 and began having dreams about the cross of Christ, it marked the beginning of a nightmare. Between the dreams and ....
(Compass) -- Church and government leaders are desperately searching for a solution to northern Uganda’s intractable civil war. The so-called Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a cult-like rebel group that mixes Christianity with traditional beliefs, has ....
 
Uzbekistan
Dmitry Shestakov ISTANBUL, March 14 (Compass Direct News) – An Uzbek criminal court has sentenced Christian pastor Dmitry Shestakov to four years in a prison colony for alleged “illegal” religious activities. Judge M. Tulanov of the Andijan Criminal ....
ISTANBUL, March 2 (Compass Direct News) – Two pastors in Uzbekistan’s autonomous Karakalpakstan region face imprisonment for missing their first hearing this week. Salavat Serikbayev, 32, and Makset Djabbarbergenov, 26, did not make their court date ....
Dmitry ShestakovISTANBUL, February 14 (Compass Direct News) – Uzbekistan’s religious authorities admitted publicly for the first time this week that an Uzbek Christian pastor was arrested last month in the eastern city of Andijan and now faces ....
Secret Police Arrest Andijan Pastor    Published in 2007
ISTANBUL, January 25 (Compass Direct News) – Uzbek secret police arrested a Protestant pastor from his church in Andijan last weekend, seven months after a regional prosecutor had accused him of committing high treason. Pastor Dmitry Shestakov, 37, ....
CAFE computer centerJuly 26 (Compass Direct News) – Uzbekistan has closed down another Western-funded aid agency, ordering the complete liquidation of the Central Asian Free Exchange (CAFE) and ouster of its foreign staff. A final appellate court ....
Police Raid Protestant Pastor’s Home    Published in 2006
May 2 (Compass Direct) – Police officers from Uzbekistan’s criminal investigation department burst into the home of a Protestant pastor in northwest Uzbekistan last week, disrupting 12 people as they were having lunch together. The pastor and ....
Television Slanders Protestant Church    Published in 2006
Ruzmet and Muhabbet Voisov at rear entrance of church URGENCH, Uzbekistan, January 16 (Compass) – A so-called “documentary” televised regionally in Uzbekistan last summer has left entire communities convinced that a Protestant congregation is ....
House Church Faces Crushing Opposition    Published in 2005
Kaldibek PrimbetovOctober 20 (Compass) – Christians in a remote village of Uzbekistan are being beaten, publicly humiliated and hounded out of their homes and jobs for converting to Christianity. Kaldibek Primbetov, leader of the beleaguered group ....
Authorities Raid Baptist Church    Published in 2004
October 27 (Compass) -- Police in the Uzbek capital of Tashkent raided the Bethany Baptist Church during Sunday worship on October 17, declaring the service an “illegal religious meeting” and demanding the pastor promise to stop all the church’s ....
Authorities Raid Baptist Church    Published in 2004
Pastor Nikolai ShevchenkoOctober 27 (Compass) — Police in the Uzbekistan capital of Tashkent raided a Baptist church during Sunday worship on October 17, declaring the service an “illegal religious meeting” and demanding the pastor promise to stop ....
(Compass) - An Uzbekistan government official publicly hailed the Bible as \"a priceless source of knowledge\" during a March 30 ceremony marking the first local publication of an Uzbek edition of Proverbs. He congratulated the Bible Society of ....
(Compass) - A Christian pastor jailed for a year and nine months was freed from an Uzbek labor camp on October 9 under the terms of a general amnesty declared by Uzbek President Islam Karimov. Stanislav Kim, 43, was allowed the same evening to ....
Protestant Christian Freed    Published in 2000
(Compass) - Jailed for two months for helping organize a Christian children’s camp, Protestant church leader Nikolai Rodzinsky was released September 29 by court authorities in northwestern Uzbekistan, Karakalpakstan region. Arrested in Nukus on ....
Police Jail Another Christian    Published in 2000
(Compass) - A Christian leader in western Uzbekistan has been jailed since July 25, accused by local police of illegal drug possession. Nikolai Rudinsky was arrested just a few hours after Nukus police had closed down a church youth camp he helped ....
(Compass) - A Christian Uzbek pastor jailed since February 1999 on contrived fraud charges is reportedly being subjected to physical beatings for witnessing to his cellmates. Pastor Stanislav Kim of the Chirchik Christian Church reportedly led 25