From the Voice of the Martyrs April 03, 2007 newsletter:

UZBEKISTAN
Pastor Appeals Sentence – VOM Sources/Forum 18 News
Pastor Dmitry Shestakov has appealed his four-year work-camp sentence. According to The Voice of the Martyrs contacts, Pastor Shestakov’s family will be permitted to go with him to one of Uzbekistan’s open work camps. Forum 18 News reported that in imposing its verdict, the court said it would be impossible to “re-educate” Shestakov without isolating him from society. Forum has also reported that prison administration has banned Pastor Shestakov from kneeling to pray and his New Testament has been confiscated. In exchange, he has been offered the Koran to read. He remains imprisoned in Andijan until his appeal is heard. Pray Pastor Shestakov’s appeal is successsful and for God to comfort his family. Psalm 41:2-3

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