Friday, February 22, 2013
San Diego Pastor in a Russian Jail
Pastor Thomas Kang of San Diego in a Russian Jail
Russia (MNN) -- A U.S. pastor in Russian has been jailed, and no one's been talking about it until now. Wade Kusack with Russian Ministries says Pastor Thomas Kang of San Diego, California "has been held for more than five months already in custody on an attempted bribery charge. The bribe was a $30 donation he provided in conjunction with a fine he willfully paid." Authorities questioned Pastor Kang after he unwittingly hired an Uzbek whose work visa had recently expired. Kusak says, "We can observe increased persecution of all minorities, especially of protestant churches in Russia. And unfortunately, this case is just one more example of local police and local authorities that can do anything they want against protestant minorities. They just go unpunished.” Kusack is in Washington, D.C. to advocate on Pastor Kang's behalf.
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