A family's desperate dash to freedom
Fleeing for their faith
Through tears, Aygul started calling everywhere for help: local officials, national officials, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, members of their churches, and Christian friends all around central Asia. Within two days, the UN confirmed to her that the Republic of Uzbekistan was insisting Makset be extradited for trial. As a result, a Kazakh court ordered him to prison for 40 days while Uzbekistan's accusations were investigated.