Christian minorities vulnerable as revolution spreads
The overthrow of Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak has set pulses racing throughout the world with the revolutionary spirit spreading across Africa and the Middle East. But while the Western media is delighting in this "power to the people" movement, Barnabas Aid is concerned about what the future may hold for Christian minorities in this troubled region.
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A Christian pastor who was released from prison in Uzbekistan last month is now being subjected to severe restrictions on his freedom.
David (Dmitri) Shestakov was jailed for four years because of his Christian activities in January 2007. Soon after his release on 21 January, David was placed under "administrative supervision", which includes a curfew and a ban on visiting certain public places.
David (Dmitri) Shestakov is under a curfew and banned from certain public places
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