Laos Jails Pastors For Spreading Christianity

21
By BosNewsLife Asia Service LAOSVIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Three Christian pastors have been jailed in southern Laos for spreading Christianity, their supporters told BosNewsLife Thursday, February 7. The jailed Christians, who lead evangelical congregations in Savannakhet province, were identified as Pastor Bounma of Alowmai Village Church in Phin district, Pastor Somkaew of Kengsainoi Village Church in Phin district, and Pastor Bounmee of Savet Village Church, in Sepon district.

Laos Church Leader Jailed Without Trial, Group Says

0
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 Find Christians Not Guilty Of Murder

0
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.

BREAKING NEWS: Laos Detains Church Leaders Over Christian Funeral

2
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.

‘Laos Forces Christian Mourners To Cease Practicing Faith’, official

0
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 Detains House Church Christians

0
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 Detains Pastor For Spreading Christianity (UPDATE)

0
(ADDS REPORTS ABOUT EXPELLED CHRISTIANS FROM HOME) By BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos VIENTIIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Police in northern Laos have detained a pastor "for attracting people to the Christian faith" as part of a wider crackdown on evangelism in the region, a representative told BosNewsLife Saturday, June 9.

Report: Laos Christian Facing Ultimatum To Recant Faith

0
By BosNewsLife Asia Service VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- The only known Christian in a rural district of northern Laos was under pressure Wednesday, March 7, to abandon his faith in Christ or face expulsion from his village, his supporters told BosNewsLife.  

BREAKING NEWS: Lao Christian Pastor Killed For Spreading Faith

0
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.

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

0
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".