By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Degar Montagnard Christians and other believers in several areas of Vietnam's Central Highlands faced another day of persecution Friday, February 27, after at least one Christian peasant was hacked to death by security forces and an angry mob, missionary workers and a key official told BosNewsLife.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Two Vietnamese Catholics, whose arrest sparked mass protests in Vietnam's Nghe An Province last month, have been sentenced to six and seven months imprisonment, trial observers told BosNewsLife Thursday, October 31.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- There was uncertainty in Vietnam's capital Hanoi Thursday, April 14, over where American evangelist Luis Palau would preach as authorities delayed permissions for a massive evangelistic festival planned this weekend.
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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.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- The family of a Vietnamese Hmong Christian believe he was killed while in police custody because of defending his church and standing up against "corrupt local officials", rights activists said Tuesday, June 11. The statement came after police claimed their investigation showed that the death of Hoang Van Ngai on March 17 was caused by “suicide by self-electrocution.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Christian rights campaigners on Wednesday, June 15, demanded the immediate release of seven Vietnamese activists, including three Christians, who were convicted of "attempting to overthrow the government" and jailed to between two and eight years.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Christian rights activists on Wednesday, March 16, welcomed the early release by Vietnam of a prominent Catholic priest from prison after he served just three of an-eight year sentence, but they expressed concerns over his health.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- There were new concerns Friday, September 23, about the health situation of jailed Vietnamese priest Nguyen Van Ly, who already spent over 15 years in prison "for his work in advocating religious freedom, democracy and human rights in Vietnam" his supporters said.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- A Vietnamese Christian lawyer and dissident has pledged to continue her fight for more democracy in the Comnunist-run Asian nation, after leaving prison where she spent three years for challenging the authorities and advocating a multi-party government, BosNewsLife learned Tuesday, March 30.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLifeHANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- The wife of jailed Vietnamese pastor Nguyen Cong Chinh fears for her husband's life after he spoke openly about mistreatment in prison, according to friends familiar with the situation. Tran Thi Hong reportedly said that her husband, a 45-year-old missionary pastor, "is being punished" for speaking "honestly" to a U.S. delegation about the "tortures, threats and mistreatment" he endured behind bars.