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Uzbekistan: persevering through pain

Azamat became a Christian in the early days of Uzbekistan’s independence, soon after the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union, when, he says, the country ‘was a much freer place than it is now’.

World Watch Monitor

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Uzbek women in the town of Khiva | photo: iStock

Azamat, now in his 40s with a wife and two children, talks about his long-running battle to keep his church going under severe oppression from the authorities.