Jun 23 2008

Pastor Miles Set to be Released from Russian Prison

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement on the impending release from prison of Pastor Phillip Miles of Conway, South Carolina .


“I’m very pleased for Pastor Miles, his family and friends.  Pastor Miles is a man of great faith and his friends and family have gone through a lot during this ordeal.  I know they look forward to welcoming him home.


“Pastor Miles was initially given a disproportionate sentence for his actions.  We worked within the Russian legal system and kept politics at bay.  I think it was a good strategy and today is a good outcome.  I want to extend my deep appreciation for the hard work done by his legal team, the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, U.S. State Department, and those who kept Pastor Miles in their thoughts and prayers.