The Biblical oasis city of Jericho is celebrating 10,000 years of human habitation - as such it lays claim to the title of the world's oldest still-inhabited city.
However, what was once planned as an all-out extravaganza to celebrate Jericho's unique status has turned into a rather low-key affair.
Pastor Ilmurad Nurliev, who was sentenced to four years in prison on Oct. 21, will likely be sent to the Seydi labor camp, according to Forum 18 News. Pastor Nurliev's sentence includes forced treatment for an alleged drug addiction, and the prison has been accused of using psychotropic (mind-altering) drugs on prisoners.
Global Council of Indian Christians
P.B. No. 517, Frazer Town, Bangalore – 560 005
Dated 6th November 2010
The Proposed UN Defamation of Religions Resolution Condemned,
US President Barak Obama, Urged to Awaken the Conscience of
the world and Stop the Dangerous UN Resolution
An Open Letter to President Obama
Mr. President, the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), condemns the proposed UN Defamation of Religions Resolution, scheduled to come up at the UN General Assembly in New York City late this fall, in unequivocal terms, and appeals to your good self to use your good offices as President of the US, the most influential nation in the world, to intervene and save the world from the scourge of impending disaster and curse of this retrograde measure with its far reaching and dangerous implications for the entire world. The fact that you are one of the rare US Presidents with a special admiration for the Father of our Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, who incessantly fought for religious freedom in our country throughout his life and finally laid down his life for the very cause, gives us immense joy and confidence that you would certainly hearken our distress call and leave no stone unturned in preventing such a draconian piece of legislation. The GCIC is an organization that always rushes to the rescue and assistance of the persecuted Christians in India