Persecution Update for November 2010: Turkmenistan

turkmenistanTurkmenistan is one of the most oppressive central Asian countries. It has an old-style Soviet dictatorship and is 89% Muslim. Protestant pastor Ilmurad Nurliev, 45, was framed on false charges and on October 21st was sentenced to four years of hard labor in a prison camp that uses mind-altering drugs to "re-educate" Christian prisoners. Also, his health suffers because he is not permitted to have medication for his diabetes. This pastor needs our faithful prayers for God's sustaining grace in his life.