Hmong Christian Leader in Vietnam Beaten to Death in Police Custody, Sources Say

Electrical shock torture suspected; autopsy report claims he stuck hand in electrical outlet.

LOS ANGELES (Morning Star News) – A Hmong church leader in Vietnam has been beaten to death in police custody, area sources said. Police beat Vam Ngaij Vaj around his neck and shoulders and likely used electric shock on him, resulting in his death on March 17, said a church leader who spoke with those who […]

Ethnic Families in Vietnam Ransacked, Beaten for their New Faith

Recently converted Christians in Central Highlands suffer nights of terror, beating by day.

DANANG, Vietnam (Morning Star News) – Newly converted Christians of the Sedang ethnic minority in Vietnam’s Central Highlands were terrorized last week – their homes and personal property badly damaged or destroyed in four consecutive night raids, and some of the faithful seriously injured from beatings in broad daylight, sources said.   Since becoming Christians in […]

Vietnam’s New Religion Decree Termed a Step Backward

Legal recognition will now take at least 23 years; decree aims to end house churches.

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (Morning Star News) – Protestant Christians and leaders of other faiths in Vietnam are criticizing a new decree on religion that went into effect this year as a significant step backward, with one Christian activist saying it could put an end to the house-church movement.   In a Jan. 18 […]

Will We Be Their Voice?

Bill would create special envoy for religious minorities in the Middle East/South Central Asia.

(Morning Star News) – Christians worldwide just celebrated the birth of Jesus. For many in the West this was a festive season marked by worship services, gift-giving and time with family and friends. But for the church in the Middle East, fear of persecution cast a long, dark shadow over the Christmas holiday.   Oppression […]