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".

BREAKING NEWS: Laos Christian Prisoner Dies As Authorities Refuse Medical Treatment

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos VIENTIANE, LAlaosOS (BosNewsLife)-- A devoted Christian who was jailed nine months in southern Laos for praying for a sick person has died because prison authorities denied him medical treatment, his supporters told BosNewsLife.

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 Christians Face Expulsion From Village Over Faith

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Several Christian families in southern Laos face imminent expulsion from their homes if they refuse to recant their faith in Jesus Christ, an advocacy group assisting them told BosNewsLife Tuesday, August 8.  

Laos Detaining Seven Christians For ‘Illegal’ Christmas Service

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VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Minority Christians in southern Laos faced a grim New Year after seven believers, including church leaders were detained by the Communist government's security forces during violent church raids, a well-informed advocacy official told BosNewsLife.

Laos Closing Down Church Around Good Friday

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Protestant Christians in a southern village of Laos were without a church building Good Friday, after Lao officials closed it down following similar raids on other churches in the area, a well-informed investigator told BosNewsLife.

Laos Jails Pastors Over House Churches

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Three pastors were still held "in harsh prison conditions" in western Laos Thursday, September 20, over a week after they were detained for their involvement in house churches, representatives told BosNewsLife.

Laos Demands Jailed Pastors Participate In Occult Rituals (Update)

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(ADDS MORE CASES OF FORCED RITUALS, BACKGROUND) By BosNewsLife Asia Service VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Authorities in southern Laos pressure three jailed pastors and other Christians to participate in occult rituals and recant their faith in Jesus Christ, a religious advocacy group said Thursday, October 18.

Laos Christian Villagers Face Expulsion For Faith

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos laosVIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Dozens of Christian villagers in southern Laos face expulsion from their homes and death threats Friday, March 21, because they refuse to abandon their faith in Jesus Christ, friends told BosNewsLife.

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.