Man Dies In Vietnam Crackdown On Christian Villagers

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos
HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Eight arrested Christians remained in Vietnamese police custody Sunday, August 29, after a violent government crackdown on Christian villagers in which one person was killed and several others injured, including a pregnant woman who lost her child, rights activists said.

Vietnam To Jail Frail Catholic Priest; Dissident Detained

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service
HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- A Vietnamese Catholic priest known for publicly expressing views on democracy and human rights faced a difficult month Tuesday, March 1, as he was due to be imprisoned again on charges of spreading "propaganda" against the state", despite international concerns over his health.

Vietnam Detains Dozens Of Pastors, Church Leaders

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos vietnam_-_montagnards_454_x_340HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- More than 60 Christian pastors and church leaders remained locked in "deplorable conditions" in four prison camps around Vietnam Monday, October 14, just days after religious leaders accused authorities of "attempting to destroy religions" in the Communist-run nation, activists and Christians told BosNewsLife.

Vietnam Launches “Military Crackdown” On Degar Christians

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- The Vietnamese government continued a massive military operation Monday, November 1, involving thousands of armed soldiers, riot police, other security forces and local police to "wipe out" Degar Montagnard Christians in the Central Highlands who refuse to join a state approved church, according to representatives.

Vietnam Sentences Pastor To 11 Years Imprisonment

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Despite international condemnation a Mennonite pastor remained behind bars Saturday, April 14, after a Vietnamese court sentenced him to 11 years imprisonment for allegedly creating division between the Communist government and its people.  

Vietnam Security Forces Crack Down On Christmas Celebrations (UPDATE)

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(ADDS REPORTS OF VIOLENCE IN CENTRAL HIGHLANDS)
By BosNewsLife Asia Service
HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Christians of house churches and other non-recognized groups prepared Friday, December 24, for a tense Christmas, after security forces halted Christmas celebrations and detained believers in several areas of Vietnam, Vietnamese Christians and rights investigators said.

BREAKING NEWS: Vietnam, China, Send Top Church Leaders To Jail

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos HANOI/BEIJING (BosNewsLife)-- Two of Asia's most known Christian leaders were detained Tuesday, July 26, with Vietnam confirming it sent ailing Catholic priest and democracy activist Thadeus Thadeus Nguyen Van Ly back to jail, while China reportedly sentenced a top leader of the underground Protest church movement, Shi Enhao, to two years labor camp for "organizing illegal" worship services.  

NEWS ALERT: Thousands Accept Christ At Vietnam’s “Unprecedented” Christmas Gathering

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos prayerforvietnamHO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Up to 8,000 people came forward to "accept Christ" andfollow Him at an "unprecedented" massive Christmas gathering in Communist-run Vietnam,Vietnamese Christians confirmed Saturday, December 12.

Vietnam Christian Prisoner Dies After Torture

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife 276_Demonstration_-arrestHANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- A young Montagnard Christian man has died in a Vietnamese prison because of torture and abuse, the latest in a series of attacks on Christian prisoners in the communist-run nation, representatives said Wednesday, April 28.

Vietnam High Lands Christians Attacked; One Church Leader Killed

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aVietnamPoliceBy BosNewsLife Asia Service HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Vietnam's Central Highlands faced suffering on Good Friday as anti-Christian villagers and security forces killed at least one church leader and injured several families, local believers and rights activists said.