Kachin Christians Beaten by Police before Release

03/03/2021 Myanmar (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern has learned that the 11 Christians in Myanmar’s Shan state (previously reported as 14 Christians) who were taken away during a police raid at Kachin Baptist Convention (KBC) in Lashio on February 28, were released by the authorities.

The four ministers and seven youth listed below were taken in broad daylight from the KBC compound by police and soldiers, after the latter broke the gate and violently arrested them.

  1. Zau Doi Awng
  2. Maw She
  3. Seng Ra Awng
  4. Hkangda Naw Mai
  5. Lagang Dau Gyung
  6. HkangKum Hkawng Gyung
  7. Gum Sut Nan
  8. Peter
  9. Hawng Hkawng
  10. Zau Ja Hpraw
  11. Dan Seng Awng

Although they have safely returned to their loved ones, these Christians were beaten during detention. Some were traumatized to the extent that they were not able to speak properly.

As the military junta increasingly targets anti-coup protestors with rifles and rubber bullets, anybody who dares to stand in the way of the Tatmadaw (Burmese Army) could easily become the next victim. Please continue to pray for peace and restoration of the democratically elected NLD government in Myanmar.

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