NEWS ALERT: Laos Government “Confiscates” Church Building, Group Says (Update)

By BosNewsLife Asua Service VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in a village in southern Laos were without a place of worship Thursday, February 23, after authorities "confiscated" their 37-year-old church building as part of a wider crackdown on local congregations in the region, representatives told BosNewsLife.  

BREAKING NEWS: Laos Frees Christian Leaders; Churches Confiscated

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Seven Christian leaders who were detained and tortured for nearly a month in southern Laos have been released, but concerns remain about "the confiscation" of church buildings, an official assisting them told BosNewsLife Friday, January 13.

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

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 Forces Christian Mourners To Cease Practicing Faith’, official

By BosNewsLife Asia Service VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Authorities "forced" Christian mourners in southern Laos "to cease practicing their Christian faith" in order to bury a Christian family member, a key human rights official told BosNewsLife Wednesday, December 28.

BREAKING NEWS: Laos Authorities Expelling Dozens Of Christians From Village Over Faith, Activists Say

By BosNewsLife Asia Service VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Dozens of Christians in southern Laos have been told to leave their village within 24 hours if they continue to believe in Christ and hold worship services, an advocacy group defending the Christians said Wednesday, December 21.

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

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.

Laos Church Leader Jailed Without Trial, Group Says

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.

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

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".

Laos Christians Pressured To Worship “Local Spirits”

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 Authorities Slaughter Livestock Christian Families

By BosNewsLife Asia Service photo_bamboochurchwithdestroyedroofVIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Several impoverished Christian families in a rural area of Laos were without livestock Sunday, July 12, after authorities slaughtered the animals because they refused to renounce their faith, religious rights investigators said.