Police officers burst into a village Christmas celebration.
Police officers burst into a village Christmas celebration.
Jan 24, 2019 • Laos

Seven Arrested at Christmas Gathering

On Dec. 29 at about 6 p.m., nine police officers broke up a Christmas celebration in Nakanong village, arresting three church leaders and several other believers. Police at first took only the church leaders to the police station for questioning, but they returned two hours later and arrested four more church members. Then, at about 10 p.m., the police chief and other officers again returned to the church, this time destroying the stage, cutting the electricity, destroying audio equipment and seizing cellphones. Those arrested were charged with “illegal gathering” before being released on Jan. 2, 2019. Although Laotians are guaranteed the freedom of religion, local officials often ignore those rights. Please pray for these believers.

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