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.

Christian Hmong Tribesmen Detained Amid Questions Over Massacre

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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."  

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.

WASHINGTON BRAINWAVE: Vietnam’s Religious Rights Record Under Fire

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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 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.

Rights Campaigners Demand Release Of Vietnamese Activists

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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.

Widow Of Murdered Vietnam Christian “Forced” To Hand Over Children

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service 7798HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- There was international concern Monday, May 31, that the widow of a murdered Vietnamese Christian will be forced to give up her children to the Communist-run state, rights activists said.

EU Concerned Over Detention Of Christian In Vietnam

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife benita-ferrero-waldner-th-001HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- The executive branch of the European Union is "closely monitoring" the case of detained Vietnamese Christian Puih H´Bat amid mounting concerns over her whereabouts, BosNewsLife learned Saturday, March 14.

Vietnam Police Accused Of Killing Hmong Christian

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service aVietnamPoliceHANOI, 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.

Vietnam Resettles Persecuted Christian Families, Group Says

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service vietnam_-_montagnards_454_x_340 HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- In a rare such case in Communist-run Vietnam, five ethnic minority Christian families from the country's Central Highlands have been able to resettle with the help of Vietnamese authorities after they were forcibly evicted from their homes because of their faith in Christ, rights activists said Tuesday, July 2.