By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Eight ethnic Hmong tribesmen remained in prison Thursday, May 3, after a court in northwestern Vietnam sent them to 30 months imprisonment for what the government called "disturbing social order and inciting separatist unrest last year."
WASHINGTON, USA (BosNewsLife Columns)-- The United States has expressed concerns over the detention of Christians in Vietnam. Following is an editorial reflecting the views of the U.S. government as broadcast by the Voice of America (VOA) network and picked up by BosNewsLife Columns, the editorial division of BosNewsLife News Agency
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.
By Voice of America (VOA) Correspondent Marianne Brown reporting from Hanoi, Vietnam, special to BosNewsLife. HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- A tense calm has returned to the streets of Vietnam's capital Hanoi after hundreds of people marched through the center in an ongoing dispute between the state and the Catholic Church over the use of land.
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 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.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Vietnamese security forces beheaded pastors and shot to death "many" other Hmong Christians who gathered to await Jesus Christ's return after a false prophecy by an American preacher, according to a leading advocacy group's leader.
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.