BREAKING: Seven Lao Christians Released After International Concern

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLige VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Seven Christian men who were detained by security forces in southern Laos for holding an "illegal" church service are free, a day after BosNewsLife news agency published about their plight.

Laos Detaining Seven Christians For ‘Illegal’ Christmas Service

VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Minority Christians in southern Laos faced a grim New Year after seven believers, including church leaders were detained by the Communist government's security forces during violent church raids, a well-informed advocacy official 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 Releases House Church Christians, But Pastor Detained

By BosNewsLife Asia Service LAOS 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.

BREAKING NEWS: Lao Christian Pastor Killed For Spreading Faith

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos LAOSVIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- An evangelical pastor has been killed in northern Laos by a policeman and four others who opposed his evangelism and church activities, relatives and rights activists say.

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.

Laos Church Leader Jailed Without Trial, Group Says

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos la-lgflagVIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- An influential house church leader is jailed in Laos for more than half a year and he may be killed as authorities fear the spread of Christianity in the region where he has been working, an advocacy group said Friday, April 16.

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.

Laos Jails Pastors For Spreading Christianity

By BosNewsLife Asia Service LAOSVIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Three Christian pastors have been jailed in southern Laos for spreading Christianity, their supporters told BosNewsLife Thursday, February 7. The jailed Christians, who lead evangelical congregations in Savannakhet province, were identified as Pastor Bounma of Alowmai Village Church in Phin district, Pastor Somkaew of Kengsainoi Village Church in Phin district, and Pastor Bounmee of Savet Village Church, in Sepon district.

Laos Find Christians Not Guilty Of Murder

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife laos VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Five Christians accused of "murdering" a Christian convert and organizing an illegal funeral for her in southern Laos were found "not guilty by prosecutors, but authorities refused to release them, a rights official told BosNewsLife Thursday, July 7.

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