» 11/14/2014, 00.00
Scores of Hmong Christians arrested and evicted for refusing to give up their religion
Six families in the District of Khamkeut were forced to leave their homes, driven out by village leaders because they refused to return to their old animist religion. One of the elders of the family died from grief shortly after the forced eviction. Two young Hmong Christians remain in prison of their faith.
Two Christians sentenced to three years in prison
Tribal oaths and animism forced on Lao Christians to renege on their faith
Three Protestant clergymen and their families were forced to undergo this experience. Arrested by police in Phin District, the pastors were released by provincial authorities, but instead of letting them go home, local officials prodded by village chiefs and elders forced them to undergo harassing ritual practices to force them to give up their religion.
Two Christians arrested in Savannakhet province
Government is trying to stem growing evangelisation according to human rights group.
Laotian farmers defy police and Chinese companies in defense of disputed land
Dispute over thousand hectares of rice fields in the northern province of Bokeo. Singled out to become an airport as part of a development plan that will lead to the creation of a reserved area for gambling. Farmers defend the land, the only source of wealth and claim compensation offered to date is derisory.
Ethnic Minority Catholics Build Community
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