BREAKING NEWS: Lao Christians ‘Reclaim’ Confiscated Church Buildings (BosNewsLife Exclusive)

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife  
VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Members of three evangelical churches in southern Laos began reclaiming their church buildings confiscated by Lao authorities in a daring move to worship during Palm Sunday, the countdown to Easter, a representative told BosNewsLife.

Laos Church Leader Jailed Without Trial, Group Says

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos la-lgflagVIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- An influential house church leader is jailed in Laos for more than half a year and he may be killed as authorities fear the spread of Christianity in the region where he has been working, an advocacy group said Friday, April 16.

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.

BREAKING NEWS: Lao Christian Pastor Killed For Spreading Faith

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos LAOSVIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- An evangelical pastor has been killed in northern Laos by a policeman and four others who opposed his evangelism and church activities, relatives and rights activists say.

NEWS ALERT: Laos Tortures, Fines, Church Leaders For ‘Violating Customs’

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service
VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Authorities in southern Laos have fined seven regional church leaders for "violating local customs and beliefs" after torturing them for some two weeks, Christian rights activists told BosNewsLife Friday, December 30.

Laos Christians Pressured To Worship “Local Spirits”

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service villagesVIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Dozens of Christian families in a village in Laos have been warned they will lose their homes and remaining live stock unless they abandon Christianity and start worshiping “local spirits” in accordance with Lao traditions, rights investigators said Thursday, July 16.

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 Christians Jailed After Praying For Sick

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife laosVIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Five Christian leaders remained behind bars in southern Laos on Sunday, March 1, after they were sentenced to nine months imprisonment for praying for a sick believer who later died, a rights official 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.

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.