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Abuse of Vietnamese and Laos Christians Revealed

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Release International has released a half-hour documentary “exposing the torture and abuse of Christians in Vietnam and Laos.” The film’s producer said: “What these Christians went through is harrowing – but the resilience of their faith is uplifting and astounding. Former prisoners tell their stories, along with wives whose husbands remain behind bars.

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4/7/09 Vietnam, Laos (ReligiousIntelligence) The British-based human rights group Release International has released a half-hour documentary exposing the torture and abuse of Christians in Vietnam and Laos – two of the last remaining communist nations.

The documentary is released as news breaks that police officials in Laos are evicting Christians from villages in Borikhamxay province and forcing them to relocate elsewhere at their own expense. News agency Compass Direct says some Christians have been driven from their homes twice.
In another incident, police called a meeting of villagers, then pulled down their village church while they were at the meeting.

The half-hour documentary, called Enemies of the State? has been produced by award-winning film-maker Andrew Boyd. He said: “What these Christians went through is harrowing – but the resilience of their faith is uplifting and astounding. Former prisoners tell their stories, along with wives whose husbands remain behind bars.

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