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Laos’ Communist Government Sees the Practice of Christianity As a Threat

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Niagara Lao Mennonite Church

Niagara Lao Mennonite Church.  *Courtesy of Lao Christian Fellowship

Laos’ Communist Government Threatens Christians:  According to Radio Free Asia, authorities from the villages of Nhang and Don Keo in Nakai district, Khammouane province, have been threatening the Christians since the beginning of July, seizing bibles from them on August 13 and forbidding them to read passages from the Holy Bible and holding religious ceremonies, the source said.

Christians make up about 1.5 percent of Laos’ predominantly Buddhist population of nearly 7 million in three main churches — the Lao Evangelical Church, Seventh-day Adventist Church and Roman Catholic Church.  Read more…

 

Lao Christians Arrested in Church Crackdown (Video)

This video by Radio Free Asia shows Laos’ authorities breaking up a Christian worship service.  They were accused of engaging in unsanctioned religious activities. Human rights groups have reported persecution against Christians in Buddhist-dominated Laos.

 

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Laos Christian Who Was Jailed for Praying Dies After Prison …

http://blackchristiannews.com/

A devoted Christian who was jailed nine months in southern Laos for praying for a sick person has died because prison authorities denied him medical treatment, his supporters told BosNewsLife. “Mr. Tiang Kwentianthong, a …

Group: ‘Laos Detains Christians For Praying, Preaching’

http://www.religiousfreedomcoalition.org/

Authorities in central Laos have detained a Christian leader and a fellow believer for “spreading Christian religion” as part of a wider crackdown on evangelical Christians in the Asian nation, a well-informed Christian rights …

Laos: Christians arrested for prayer service in private home …

http://www.catholicculture.org/news/

Police in Laos have released six Christians who were arrested for violating a local order against communal prayer services in homes, the Fides news service reports. Pastor Sompang Supatto, who was arrested on September …

 

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