06/05/2019 Myanmar (International Christian Concern) – Amnesty International has released a new report documenting the war crimes of Myanmar’s government, including how the conflict has impacted Christians. Indiscriminate attacks, extrajudicial executions, arbitrary arrests, torture, and other human rights violations were documented in the report.
Violent conflict between Myanmar’s military and armed minority ethnic groups have become commonplace throughout the country. Christians primarily face persecution from the military, as the government views them as a threat to society. Though there is no state religion, the government leans towards Buddhism.
Although Myanmar has been governed by authoritative military regimes for decades, the past four years have been increasingly difficult for Christians. Whereas four years ago Myanmar ranked as 25th on Open’s Doors list of countries most difficult to be a Christian, Myanmar now ranks as 18. Also known as Burma, Myanmar is listed as a Tier 1 Country of Particular Concern by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom.
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