Laos Closing Down Church Around Good Friday


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

VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Protestant Christians in a southern village of Laos were without a church building Good Friday, after Lao officials closed it down following similar raids on other churches in the area, a well-informed investigator told BosNewsLife.

BREAKING NEWS: Laos Frees Christian Leaders; Churches Confiscated


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

VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Seven Christian leaders who were detained and tortured for nearly a month in southern Laos have been released, but concerns remain about "the confiscation" of church buildings, an official assisting them told BosNewsLife Friday, January 13.

NEWS ALERT: Laos Tortures, Fines, Church Leaders For ‘Violating Customs’


By BosNewsLife Asia Service

VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Authorities in southern Laos have fined seven regional church leaders for "violating local customs and beliefs" after torturing them for some two weeks, Christian rights activists told BosNewsLife Friday, December 30.

NEWS ALERT: Laos Christians Facing Starvation; Officials Cutting Off Food, Water

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Scores of terrified villagers faced starvation in the jungles of Laos on Sunday, February 27, after they were driven from their village at gunpoint for refusing to give up Christianity in this predominantly Buddhist nation, residents and rights activists said.