Six weeks after a judge in Kazakhstan sentenced Yklas Kabduakasov to seven years’ house arrest for his Christian activities, he was rearrested and sent to a labor camp. Yklas, a former Muslim, was first arrested in August 2015; he spent 12 weeks in prison before receiving a sentence of seven years under house arrest.
The 54-year-old father of eight sought a full acquittal, stating that he had not insulted Islam nor “incited religious hatred.” But on Dec. 28, 2015, a court changed his sentence to two years’ imprisonment in a labor camp nearly 280 miles from his home.
Please pray for Yklas as he prepares to lodge a final appeal.
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