U.S. Missionary and pilot with Mission Aviation Fellowship has been released from a prison in Mozambique where he has been held without bail for the past four months.
"Koher, an American pilot, along with two South African men, W.J. du Plessis and Eric Dry, also detained, left prison late on Tuesday afternoon," says MAF in a statement on their website.
Koher and his wife, plus their two young sons moved to Mozambique to work for MAF in December 2021. The couple have been with the ministry since 2019. After Koher was arrested, Annabel and her sons flew back to the U.S.A. to await the trial and verdict.
"They are required to remain in Mozambique and the case is still ongoing," says MAF. "We are continuing to learn more about next steps in the case from our legal counsel."
According to the statement, while Koher has to stay put for now, he's been in contact with his family on the phone and is doing well.
"The executive leadership team of MAF-US expresses its thanks for all those who have been praying for Ryan and his family. We ask for continued prayer that the final outcome will be a full release of Ryan from any charges and trial."
As the trial remains open and ongoing, no further statement was given. The initial reason Koher and his colleagues were arrested was for insurgence after flying in vitamins and other necessities to an orphanage, however, they were never formerly charged.