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(Forum 18) – The Protestant Peace Church , just outside the capital Tashkent , is the latest victim, which Forum 18 News Service knows of, of the state’s refusal to grant registration to religious communities it does not like. The church is now at risk of prosecution, with the possibility of large fines and jail terms. The reasons given to the Peace Church for the decision, in a letter which contained grammatical mistakes seen by Forum 18, included the claim that the application contained “many grammatical and spelling mistakes.” None of the reasons given are specified by Uzbekistan ‘s religion law.