UZBEKISTAN: Tohar Haydarov released from prison

22 November 2016 Uzbekistan has released Christian prisoner Tohar Haydarov (33) after six years and 10 months of his ten year sentence, local sources have confirmed to Open Doors. His release came unexpectedly for everyone involved. The Uzbek authorities didn’t alert anyone and there was nobody to pick Haydarov up from the prison. On 7…

PRISONER UPDATES

Our partner Bob Fu of China Aid was able to highlight the case of Pastor Zhang Shaojie at a special meeting at the White House last month. Zhang has been sentenced to 12 years in prison in China simply because of his Christian activities as a pastor. Click here to read the latest on Pastor…

UZBEKISTAN: JUST ONE BIBLE!

Latipzhon Mamazhanov, a Christian believer who had been arrested and jailed for 16 days in Fergana, eastern Uzbekistan, was released on March 28th. Police illegally raided Latipzhon’s home, and those of other Christians in Fergana, on March 12th while in search of religious literature. Latipzhon was imprisoned in the region’s Kuva District Police Detention Centre…

UZBEKISTAN: PAROLE WILL NOT HAPPEN

Uzbek prisoner Tohar Haydarov was given the disappointing news that a mid-year parole from prison ‘will not happen.’ Fellow Christians say that the 33-year-old convert from Islam to Christianity has suffered a number of difficulties since his imprisonment in March 2010. Many believe that officials used false evidence to punish Tohar for his Christian faith. Under…