» 06/26/2012, 00.00
Christians in Laos: purges and arrests of those who practice the faith
In the Northwestern province of Luang Namtha, authorities arrested four people, including two Thai, for spreading the faith "without permission". Their transfer to the main prison was arranged immediately, without waiting for the conclusion of the investigation. In Savannakhet two security officers were dismissed because they converted.
Eight Lao Christians in prison for Christmas
The authorities have not yet charged them. They were detained for “organising” a celebration with 200 Church members. Police and local village officials meet to decide their fate as religious freedom continues to be denied in the Communist nation.
Violence against Christians in Vientiane and Luang Phrabang
Catholics celebrate Easter in a new church in northern Laos
Laotian Christians challenge official ban and celebrate Holy Week
Members of two Evangelical communities in the southern province of Savannakhet hold services outside of their confiscated churches. They plan to break the padlocks on their churches unless they are removed. The authorities had closed the buildings down, alleging building permit irregularities.
Khammouane: two Laotian Christians arrested on charges of "spreading the faith"
For the past five days, the two men, both married with three children each, have been in jail in Khounkham. They were arrested on 2 September during a visit to a family in which they recited a prayer before lunch. The growth of Christianity is behind the latest crackdown by the authorities.
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