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Uzbekistan’s Second Wives Marry in Secret and Suffer Without Legal Protections
February 18, 2022

Uzbekistan’s Second Wives Marry in Secret and Suffer Without Legal Protections

By Niginakhon Uralova
Polygyny is not legal in Uzbekistan, yet some men seek out second wives anyway.

Uzbek Justice Ministry Sounds Alarm Over Divisive Religious Messaging
February 15, 2022

Uzbek Justice Ministry Sounds Alarm Over Divisive Religious Messaging

By Umida Hashimova
The Justice Ministry is alarmed about religious figures whose teachings blur the line between religion, their personal moral views, and the law.
What is Tashkent’s Tolerance for Conservative Islam?
October 01, 2018

What is Tashkent’s Tolerance for Conservative Islam?

By Umida Hashimova
Uzbekistan defines the tolerance level in free speech and reveals its fear of conservative Islam.

Uzbekistan: Building on Centuries of Inter-Religious Harmony
September 11, 2018

Uzbekistan: Building on Centuries of Inter-Religious Harmony

By Javlon Vakhabov
The new leadership of Uzbekistan is openly tackling a backlog of challenges, including in the field of religious freedoms.

Conservative Religious Bloggers Detained in Uzbekistan
September 06, 2018

Conservative Religious Bloggers Detained in Uzbekistan

By Catherine Putz
The arrests cast a pall on Uzbekistan's reform efforts and illustrate the boundaries of Tashkent's tolerance for debate.

St. Petersburg and Stockholm Attacks Put Uzbeks in the News
April 11, 2017

St. Petersburg and Stockholm Attacks Put Uzbeks in the News

By Catherine Putz
Two men carried out two attacks, both were Uzbek -- does that matter?

5 Countries Where Freedom of Religion is Threatened
May 01, 2015

5 Countries Where Freedom of Religion is Threatened

By Catherine Putz
Every Central Asian state has serious issues with freedom of religion, US advisory body says.
Central Asia: Can Secular Islam Survive?
April 10, 2015

Central Asia: Can Secular Islam Survive?

By Erik S. Krausen
Uzbekistan offers insights into secular Islam within Central Asia and the legacy of Soviet influence.

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