Uzbek Pastor and Family Granted Asylum in U.S. After Nine-Year Ordeal

Dmitry-compressed(World Watch Monitor) Finally, their journey is over. Three years since fleeing Uzbekistan—following four years in a labor camp, house arrest and death threats—Pastor Dmitry Shestakov has arrived in the United States, where he and his family have been granted asylum.

It’s been almost 10 years since Shestakov was first detained, after a raid on his Full Gospel Church in Andijan, south-eastern Uzbekistan. The date was 21 January, 2007. Four years to the day later, he was released.

Shestakov had been found guilty of two offences: the organization of religious groups and manufacture/distribution of materials that “threaten social safety and public peace.”

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  • Grace Kim Kwon

    THANK GOD!! Thanks to Americans for helping all the needy people and freedom fighters. Americans are good when they behave Christian.