Vietnam Christians face severe persecution

Hmong Christians in the Nghe An province of Vietnam are suffering intense persecution as officials work to create “Christian-free zones,” Morning Star News (MSN) reports. Christians make up 8.5% of the population in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, where many identify with animism and with ethnic Vietnamese Folk religion.

Vietnam: Pastors interrogated over false accusation they started COVID-19 outbreak

A pastoral couple and 11 members of their church have been interrogated by Vietnamese police officials in regard to false accusations that the Christians maliciously started a significant COVID-19 outbreak in Ho Chi Minh City in May, Morning Star News (MSN) reports. Local Christian leaders believe the interrogation and accusations are part of an effort to defame and shame Vietnamese evangelicals.

US officials condemn Vietnam raid on churches

Vietnam has come under fire from US government officials and international human rights advocates after Vietnamese authorities raided two churches and arrested over 20 Christians, almost all of whom belong to the persecuted Montagnard ethnic group, in May, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.

Vietnam: ‘Accident’ kills pastor, Christian convert

As Pastor Dang Ba Nham, his wife and a church elder were praying with a recent convert to Christianity along a busy roadside, a large pickup truck with military plates suddenly veered across the street and struck them.

Two Christian activists beaten

Two Christian activists who had previously served prison sentences were both beaten and detained in Vietnam’s Central Highlands last month.

Montagnards escaping persecution to be repatriated?

Last month, Cambodian authorities ordered the United Nations’ commissioner for refugees to repatriate any Vietnamese Montagnards who were escaping from religious and ethnic persecution.

Vietnam: New Law Increases Religious Restrictions

Christian leaders in Vietnam are opposed to a proposed state law that would further increase restrictions on all their activities, requiring a permit for each and every circumstance, according to BarnabasAid.

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