» 06/10/2014, 00.00
Human Rights Watch: No Progress on Rights in Laos
In a report submitted to United Nations activists denounce systemic human rights problems. The forced disappearance of civil society leader Sombath Somphone is particularly worrisome. Lao authorities are defying international concerns. People fear their government because they know officials act with near total impunity.
22/05/2014 LAOS - EUROPEAN UNION
Eleven Christians arrested for praying are ignored by Laos-EU talks
In Savannakhet province, 11 Laotian Christians arrested for meeting at an "unauthorised" location remain in custody. CSW calls on EU leaders to raise the issue of religious freedom with the Asian country. Violations of religious freedom overshadow talks.
Christian arrested for refusing to recant
Lapao refused to obey the orders of local Communist leaders; two out of four Christian families in his village have been expelled. His plight was reported by organizations at work in the region.
Violence against Christians in Vientiane and Luang Phrabang
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.
Food denied to 65 Laotian farmers to force them to renounce Christianity
Government officials seized the homes and land of 18 families, herded into a temporary camp without food. Neighbours are prevented from giving them food. For the Communist regime, they must abjure their faith in Christ. Pro-human rights activist calls on the government to uphold the constitution.
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