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DUBLIN, June 8 (Compass Direct News) – A small crowd gathered to welcome Dr. Rebekka Zakaria, Eti Pangesti and Ratna Bangun as they walked free from the Indramayu district prison in West Java, Indonesia early this morning. They had served nearly two years of their three-year sentence. The three women were arrested in May 2005 and sentenced to prison that September for allowing Muslim children to attend their Sunday school program, even though the parents had consented to their children’s attendance. Authorities quietly moved the release from 9 a.m. to 6 a.m. after Muslim extremists said they would gather outside the prison to protest the reduced sentence. During their 2005 trial, Muslim extremists had made murderous threats within and outside the courtroom. The women said they had no fears for the future and were convinced that God would protect and guide them forward. “It was really moving to see how the other prisoners cried when they waved goodbye to them,” an eyewitness told Compass.
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