Laos Fires Christian Converts From Security Forces

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Authorities in southern Laos have dismissed two members of a village security force because they and their families "accepted the Christian faith", a well-informed rights group said Friday, June 22.

BREAKING NEWS: Laos Detains Church Leaders Over Christian Funeral

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service laosVIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Authorities in southern Laos have detained four church leaders and another believer for organizing a Christian funeral service as part of a crackdown on Christianity in the area, rights activists told BosNewsLife Tuesday, June 24.

Christians Detained In Eastern India, Woman Hiding

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By Santosh Digal, BosNewsLife Asia Correspondent reporting from India CALCUTTA, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Devoted Christians in eastern India remained detained and at least one woman was in hiding, late Friday, March 30, after they were attacked by anti-Christian mobs and Hindu extremists backed by local police, Christians said.

Laos Christian Villagers Face Deportation For Faith

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service laosVIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Some 50 Christians in central Laos faced imminent expulsion from their homes Friday, September 6, for refusing to recant their faith in Christ, representatives told BosNewsLife.

NEWS ALERT: Laos Christians Facing Starvation; Officials Cutting Off Food, Water

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Scores of terrified villagers faced starvation in the jungles of Laos on Sunday, February 27, after they were driven from their village at gunpoint for refusing to give up Christianity in this predominantly Buddhist nation, residents and rights activists said.

BREAKING NEWS: Laos Detains House Church Christians

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife laosVIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- A pastor and six other Christians remained detained in southern Laos early Monday, September 29, after security forces raided their house church as part of a wider crackdown on Christianity in the area, supporters told BosNewsLife.

NEWS ALERT: Laos Releases House Church Christians, But Pastor Detained

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service LAOS VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Authorities in southern Laos released six Christians who were detained after attending a house church service, but the pastor remained behind bars Tuesday, October 7, and faces torture, an advocacy official said.

Laos Find Christians Not Guilty Of Murder

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife laos VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Five Christians accused of "murdering" a Christian convert and organizing an illegal funeral for her in southern Laos were found "not guilty by prosecutors, but authorities refused to release them, a rights official told BosNewsLife Thursday, July 7.

NEWS ALERT: Laos Detains Thai, Lao Christians For Bible Study

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Lao authorities have jailed four Christians, including two Thai citizens, in northern Laos after they were caught explaining the Bible to at least one Lao man, their supporters told BosNewsLife Saturday.

North Korea, Iran World’s “Top Persecutors” Of Christians, Report Says

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By BosNewsLife News Center with BosNewsLife's Senior Special Correspondent Johan Th. Bos reporting from the Netherlands korea_north_kimjongilAMSTERDAM/WASHINGTON D.C. (BosNewsLife)-- One of the world's largest mission agencies, Open Doors, named North Korea and Iran Wednesday, November 6, as "the worst persecutors of Christians".