Makset’s detention extended for another month in Kazakhstan


November 5, 2012 by stgilbertinkz

While we have no further details at this time, we have learned that Makset’s detention has been extended until December 5.  Once we know more details, this post will be updated.

In the meantime, it would be good to encourage him by writing him a letter, as most certainly there is now time for such letters to reach him.  This will also demonstrate to the authorities that many people around the world are concerned and watching. Here’s how.  It would also be a good time to let your Congressperson of your concern and here’s how to do that.

We believe that a sovereign God controls this process and are grateful that he was not extradited to Uzbekistan.  We continue to pray for Makset’s freedom.  Thanks to everyone who continues to show their support!


3 thoughts on “Makset’s detention extended for another month in Kazakhstan

  1. Lucille Ward says:

    I continue to pray and know He hears the prayers of the righteous. Makset is not alone. Lucille

  2. Bob says:

    Can you tell us more details of M’s arrest: public proclamation? small group conversation? circulating printed materials? verbal attacks on people or religion? Simple “incarceration” doesn’t tell us enough.


    • Yes, if you are referring to the charges leveled against him in Uzbekistan, Makset was leading an unregistered house church. There have been no evangelical churches registered there in almost 10 years, even for those who have sought numerous times to register. As to the accusation that he is leading “an extremist group called Isa Masich.” The name “Isa Masich” is simply the word in both Uzbek and Karakalpak for “Jesus Christ.” So, he is being accused of simply practicing his faith as a Christian. This, for some reason, is considered “extremist” on the part of Uzbekistan’s government and suspect on the part of Kazakhstan’s government. For more details, I suggest you read the rest of the blog articles: (make sure you click the “Read More” tab for the complete story) Other posts here also provide more details.

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