Christian Hmong Tribesmen Detained Amid Questions Over Massacre

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 BRAINWAVE: Vietnam’s Religious Rights Record Under Fire

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

Vietnam Sentences Pastor To 11 Years Imprisonment

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.  

NEWS ALERT: Vietnam House Church Attacked; 12 Injured

By BosNewsLife Asia Service HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- An unregistered house church in Vietnam's capital Hanoi faced uncertainty over where to worship Sunday, November 20, after armed men reportedly broke up their meeting, seriously injuring a dozen Christians, including women and children.

Catholics Protest Vietnam Sewage Plant On “Church Land”

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.

New Concerns Over Health Jailed Vietnam Priest

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.

International Concern Over Vietnam’s Detention of Ailing Priest

By BosNewsLife Asia Service HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- There was international condemnation Thursday, July 27, about Vietnam's decision to detain a frail dissident priest and leading human rights activist despite him suffering from a brain tumor.    

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

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: Vietnam “Massacre” Of Hmong Christians; Pastors “Beheaded”

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.

Rights Campaigners Demand Release Of Vietnamese Activists

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.