Vietnam Police Accused Of Killing Hmong Christian


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.

NEWS ALERT: 'Burma Troops Kill, Rape Christian Civilians; Churches Burned'


By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos
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NAYPYIDAW, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- Rights groups urged the world Friday, March 22, to pressure Burma to end a crackdown on ethnic and religious minorities after government troops reportedly killed and raped dozens of mainly Christian civilians while burning hundreds of churches and homes.

NEWS WATCH: EU's Ashton Expects Breakthrough In Kosovo Dispute

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

Catherine-AshtonPRISTINA/BELGRADE (BosNewsLife)-- The European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton says Serbia and Kosovo are close to a deal to end the ethnic partition of the former Serbian province.

Activists: Christian Kachin 'Killed In Burma As Offensive Continues'


By BosNewsLife Asia Service

RANGOON, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- The Burmese military continues to carry out "serious human rights abuses" including rape, torture and killings of predominantly Christian ethnic groups, Christian rights activists said in comments monitored by BosNewsLife Friday, May 11.

 

Vietnam Sentences Pastor To 11 Years Imprisonment


By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Despite international condemnation a Mennonite pastor remained behind bars Saturday, April 14, after a Vietnamese court sentenced him to 11 years imprisonment for allegedly creating division between the Communist government and its people.

 

NEWS ALERT: 'Ethnic Cleansing Of Christians' In Syria; 50,000 Flee


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife)-- Islamic militants with ties to terror group al-Qaida have launched the"ethnic cleansing of minority Christians" in Syria, forcing tens of thousands of people to flee the embattled Syrian city of Homs and other areas, aid workers confirmed Tuesday, March 27.

Burma Military Detains Pastor


By Joseph DeCaro, BosNewsLife International Correspondent

RANGOON, BURMA (BosNewsLife)– Christians in Burma on Thursday, October 27, remained concerned over the whereabouts of five men, including a pastor, whose homes were reportedly burned and destroyed after they were briefly detained by Burmese government soldiers.