LAOS – Police in Laos Arrest Four Christians During Worship

International Christian Concern | Dec. 13, 2018

Three police officers in Laos arrested a grandmother and three other Christians while they were worshipping last month, according to an advocacy group Human Rights Watch for Lao Religious Freedom (HRWLRF).

Local police on November 18 arrested the 78-year-old woman identified as Grandma Bounlam and three men identified by the surnames Duangtha, Khampan and Ponsawan, after they raided a church service in Keovilai village, Vilabouly District in Savannakhet Province. Victims were soon evicted them from their homes and property as well.

Based on HRWLRF’s press statement, “grandma Bounlam has been temporarily released from prison for medical treatment for her heart conditions in a local hospital. The other three believers are remaining in prison in handcuffs and feet stocks.”

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