Friday, May 1, 2009

Country Profile: Laos

Laos is a Socialist republic, who's constitution guarantees religious freedom. However, the government does not always enforce this and even participates in the persecution of Christians.

The government of Laos requires approval for proselytizing, printing religious texts, and own and building places of worship. The Laotian government forbids proselytizing done by foreigners and those who are caught witnessing, are either arrested or deported.

Laotian Christians have been arrested, forced at gunpoint to renounce their
faith and even killed. On July 21, 2008, residents of Katin village in Saravan
province killed a Christian man by pouring rice wine down his throat.
(Quote taken from here)

For recent news on Christians in Laos, click on this link.

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