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 Church Leaders Charged With ‘Murder’ After Praying

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos laosVIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Four church leaders and another Christian detained in southern Laos have been charged with "murder" because they prayed for a woman who embraced Christianity shortly before she died, a well-informed source told BosNewsLife Thursday, June 26.

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.

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.

Christians Detained In Eastern India, Woman Hiding

By Santosh Digal, BosNewsLife Asia Correspondent reporting from India CALCUTTA, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Devoted Christians in eastern India remained detained and at least one woman was in hiding, late Friday, March 30, after they were attacked by anti-Christian mobs and Hindu extremists backed by local police, Christians said.

Laos Christians Face Expulsion From Village Over Faith

By BosNewsLife Asia Service VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Several Christian families in southern Laos face imminent expulsion from their homes if they refuse to recant their faith in Jesus Christ, an advocacy group assisting them told BosNewsLife Tuesday, August 8.  

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.

‘Laos Jails Village Church Leader For Not Renouncing Faith’

By BosNewsLife Asia Service VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- The leader of a growing village church in central Laos was behind bars Wednesday, August 22, for refusing to renounce his faith in Jesus Christ, his supporters told BosNewsLife.

Laos: ‘Recant Faith In Christ Or Face Expulsion’

By BosNewsLife Asia Service VENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Authorities in northern Laos have given 10 Christian families till March 18 to recent their faith in Christ or face expulsion from their village, a group representing the believers told BosNewsLife Friday, February March 2.

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.

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