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The press release said that arrangements were made for Bro. Akhmedov to celebrate the Memorial on March 31, a few days after emergency surgery. Does this tell us he is anointed? Do we know?

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6 hours ago, a3a27988 said:

 Does this mean that he’s going to be released for good or just for the memorial 

 

From jw.org:

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BREAKING NEWS | Teymur Akhmedov Released From Kazakhstan Prison on April 4, 2018

 

The president of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, pardoned Teymur Akhmedov, and he was released from custody on April 4, 2018. Earlier, on March 27, 2018, authorities permitted Brother Akhmedov to receive urgent surgical care in a hospital in Almaty, where he is currently recuperating.

Brother Akhmedov, 62, has been in prison since January 18, 2017, for merely practicing his faith. He is glad to finally be reunited with his family.

We all rejoice that Jehovah rescued his loyal servant.–2 Samuel 22:2.

 

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Article Source: https://www.rferl.org/a/ailing-jehovahs-witness-released-kazakh-prison-pardon/29147735.html

Ailing Jehovah's Witness Released From Kazakh Prison After Pardon

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Teimur Akhmedov (left) and his lawyers Nataly Kononenko and Vitaly Kuznetsov in a court in Astana on March 27, 2017.

 

 

ALMATY, Kazakhstan -- Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev has pardoned a Jehovah's Witness who was serving a five-year prison sentence for allegedly inciting religious and ethnic hatred.

 

The Christian Center of Jehovah's Witnesses in Kazakhstan said on April 5 that 61-year-old Teimur Akhmedov was released from prison and is currently being treated in an oncology clinic in Almaty.

 

Akhmedov was arrested in January 2017 while being treated for cancer, and a court last year convicted him of propagating ideas that "disrupt interreligious and interethnic concord."

 

Rights activists have expressed concerns about the treatment of religious minorities in the Central Asian country.

 

Mostly Muslim Kazakhstan has a secular government and has been ruled by Nazarbaev since before it gained independence in the 1991 Soviet collapse.

 

Freedom of religion is formally guaranteed in Kazakhstan but legislation sets out Orthodox Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and Buddhism as the country's four traditional religions, while smaller denominations frequently face discrimination.

 

 


 

 

I am glad to hear that he has been pardoned and is able to obtain the medical treatment that he needs - Bob :)

 

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http://www.forum18.org/archive.php?article_id=2366


5 April 2018

KAZAKHSTAN: Cancer sufferer freed, other cases continue

By Felix Corley, Forum 18

Transferred by train from Pavlodar labour camp to cancer hospital in Almaty, Jehovah's Witness pensioner Teymur Akhmedov was pardoned and freed on 4 April. Prosecutors say a criminal case against a Protestant pastor will "soon" be closed down. Prosecutors are still investigating a five-year-old criminal case against an atheist. The trial of three Muslims continues in Karaganda.

After nearly a year and a quarter in jail, Jehovah's Witness prisoner of
conscience, pensioner and cancer-sufferer Teymur Akhmedov was pardoned on 2
April and released from custody on 4 April. He had already been transferred
by train from labour camp in the northern city of Pavlodar to a hospital in
the southern city of Almaty, where he underwent a further operation.

The 61-year-old Akhmedov's release from his five-year prison term came as a
result of a pardon from President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Akhmedov always
vigorously refuted the charges that he had "incited religious discord" by
talking about his faith to young men sent by the National Security
Committee (KNB) secret police. Forum 18 was unable to reach the KNB
investigator who had launched the criminal case against Akhmedov. He has
since been transferred from the city to the national KNB (see below).

Forum 18 has been unable to find out if the authorities will lift the
three-year post-sentence ban on Akhmedov conducting "ideological/preaching activity" or remove him from the list of "terrorists and extremists" whose
bank accounts are frozen (see below)

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