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Uzbek Christian Jailed for Having Religious Materials

On November 10th 2017, police in Andijan, in eastern Uzbekistan, raided the apartment of Irina Stepanova, a member of a local Baptist church. Although they claimed to be searching for illegal guns, police instead confiscated three Bibles, a Baptist song book, Christian magazines and booklets, 22 CDs and DVDs, and six personal notebooks with poems.

Irina was subsequently charged with the illegal storage and import of religious materials with the intent to distribute. Pray that Irina will remain strong in her faith, will reflect the love of Christ throughout her trial and will be cleared of the charges.

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