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Mission Network News
April 5th, 2013
"American Pastor Thomas Kang felt compelled to plead guilty to charges in a plea deal in court just outside of Moscow. Wade Kusack with Russian Ministries says, "He agreed to plead guilty and received six months in prison and 90,000 rubles, or $3,000, in penalties." He was released because he had already been held for seven months. Kusack says Pastor Kang didn't have a choice. "He was separated from his family for almost seven months. It was almost impossible for him to prove the truth." Kusack believes evangelical Christians will face similar treatment. Now, Pastor Kang will attempt to recover personal belongings taken by police. There may also be another issue. "There's a good chance that Pastor will be deported because of his so-called 'criminal' past." Pray that Pastor Kang can remain in Russia."