Laos Christians Jailed After Praying For Sick


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

laosVIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Five Christian leaders remained behind bars in southern Laos on Sunday, March 1, after they were sentenced to nine months imprisonment for praying for a sick believer who later died, a rights official told BosNewsLife.

NEWS ALERT: Laos Releases House Church Christians, But Pastor Detained


By BosNewsLife Asia Service

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VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Authorities in southern Laos released six Christians who were detained after attending a house church service, but the pastor remained behind bars Tuesday, October 7, and faces torture, an advocacy official said.

Laos Christians Facing Expulsion For Faith


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

Laos-150x150VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Authorities in southern Laos have told Christians to recant their faith in Christ or face expulsion from their village amid a wider crackdown on churches, a human rights official and friend of the believers told BosNewsLife.

Laos Jails Pastors Over House Churches


By BosNewsLife Asia Service

VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Three pastors were still held "in harsh prison conditions" in western Laos Thursday, September 20, over a week after they were detained for their involvement in house churches, representatives told BosNewsLife.

NEWS ALERT: Laos Frees 4 Lao, Thai Christians Jailed For Bible Study


By BosNewsLife Asia Service

VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Lao authorities have released four Christians, including two Thai citizens, who were detained in June after being caught explaining the Bible to at least one Lao man, rights activists confirmed late Friday, August 24.

NEWS ALERT: Laos Detains Thai, Lao Christians For Bible Study


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

VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Lao authorities have jailed four Christians, including two Thai citizens, in northern Laos after they were caught explaining the Bible to at least one Lao man, their supporters told BosNewsLife Saturday.

NEWS ALERT: Laos Detains Pastor For Spreading Christianity (UPDATE)

(ADDS REPORTS ABOUT EXPELLED CHRISTIANS FROM HOME)

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

VIENTIIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Police in northern Laos have detained a pastor "for attracting people to the Christian faith" as part of a wider crackdown on evangelism in the region, a representative told BosNewsLife Saturday, June 9.