Uzbekistan: Warily, Muslims Welcome Softer State Stance on Ramadan

During this Ramadan season Uzbek authorities have agreed to relax control over religious activity. (Photo: Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

For Solijon, the devout Muslim owner of a small restaurant in Andijan, Uzbekistan, this year’s Ramadan is memorable. Unlike previous years, officials have not forced him to sell alcohol and report on his pious guests during the holy month.

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Uzbekistan: Warily, Muslims Welcome Softer State Stance on Ramadan

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