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Tuesday, 1 May 2007
Barnabas Fund prayer request
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The Barnabas Fund requests prayer today for two Christian leaders in Uzbekistan.
David Shestakov, who was found guilty of “incitement to religious hatred” on 9th March, has heard back from the Court of Appeal that the date of his appeal has been set for today, 1st May. There had been fears that the Court of Appeal would ignore the appeal.
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Pastor Salavat Serikbaev, who was arrested on charges of “incitement to religious hatred”, “running an illegal religious organisation” and “distributing materials promoting religious extremism”, in Uzbekistan, is currently at home with his family. The date of his trial has been set for 2nd May.
Pastor Salavat Serikbaev was arrested in Muynak, a city in Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan, in April. He stands accused of three charges “incitement to religious hatred”, “running an illegal religious organisation” and “distributing materials promoting religious extremism”. These are the same three charges which were brought against Pastor Dmitri (David) Shestakov earlier this year. As in David’s case, Pastor Salavat’s church was officially registered.

We are asked to pray for these two Christian leaders as they have their trials today and tomorrow. Thank the Lord that David’s appeal is to be heard at last. Pray that his conviction being overturned. Pray that Salavat will be found not guilty and that this will set a precedent for the treatment of other Christian leaders in Uzbekistan.
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Posted on 05/01/2007 4:04 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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