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A Christian family has been attacked and driven away from a village in Laos

A Christian family has been attacked and driven from their home in a religiously-motivated attack on February 9 The attack took place in the village of Dong Savanh, Savannakhet province, which is located in southern Laos.


According to an article published by UCA News, Buddhist villagers drove out twelve members of the Christian family for practicing a “foreign religion” in their midst. The family’s home was burned to the ground, and the family fled the village to shelter with some relatives.

Laos is a Buddhist-majority communist nation. Christians in Laos routinely face discrimination, victimization, harassment, and expulsion from their homes and villages.

Seng Aloun, the recently widowed matriarch of the family, said that fellow villagers would not allow her to bury her husband in the village cemetery when he passed away last December. The Buddhist villagers refused to allow her family a burial plot, even going so far as to hit her husband’s coffin with wooden sticks and hit her family members during the funeral.


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