Yklas Kabduakasov, a 54-year-old father of eight children, is a Seventh-day Adventist. In November, he was sentenced to seven years of restricted freedom and had books confiscated. His appeal ended with a prison sentence in a government labour camp. The charges against him were: inciting religious hatred. For Christian sources, he was punished for converting to Christianity.
KAZAKHSTAN - Christian convert from Islam gets two years in prison for stirring religious hatred [AN]
They must not be familiar with the Quaranic verses of there being no compulsion in religion.
Interesting that this would be in Kazakhstan, where nearly half the population is Russian and exiled Europeans of other origins and, presumably, are Christian or at least tolerant of it.
And Kazakhstan is very closely allied with Russia.
The Seventh Day Adventist aspect might be the key, because Russia doesn’t tolerate them much either. If this guy was Orthodox, I doubt this would have happened.