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(ANS) – Two Christian workers sentenced by Vietnam authorities will have to wait for the outcome of their appeal. The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Court has announced a delay in the appeal of Reverend Nguyen Hong Quang and evangelist Pham Ngoc Thach of the Vietnam Mennonite Church , which was originally set for February 2. Rev Quang’s wife was informed of the postponement by her husband’s defence attorney on January 27. The court is yet to announce a new date. Following the trial on 12 November 2004, Rev Quang and Mr Thach received a three-year and a two-year sentence respectively on charges of “inciting others to resist persons doing their official duty.” Rev Quang, a well known human rights activist and promoter of religious freedom, and General Secretary of the unregistered Vietnam Mennonite Church , was arrested on 8 June 2004 in the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City by 30 security police. He was charged with ‘inciting others to resist persons doing their official duty’ in connection with an incident involving the discovery of undercover police spies in Quang’s home church on 2 March 2004. This incident resulted in the arrests of Mr Nguyen Hieu Nghia, Mr Nguyen Thanh Nhan, Mr Nguyen Van Phuong and Mr Pham Ngoc Thach on charges of resisting persons doing their official duty. Both Rev Quang and Mr Thach are being held in the Chi Hoa Prison in Ho Chi Minh City .