VIETNAM JAILS 13 HOUSE CHURCH CHRISTIANS
July 16, 07. BosNewsLife reported that Vietnam sentenced 13 Degar Montagnards, a major ethnic group in the country's
volatile Central Highlands, to prison terms of up to 15 years for "being House Church Christians"
and because of their involvement in religious rights campaigns.
BURMESE PASTOR BEHEADED IN MANIPUR, INDIA
July 5, 07. Rev. Pau Za Khen (62), pastor of the Upper Myanmar Evangelical Lutheran Church,
was beheaded by an unidentified group in the town of Churachanpur, Manipur. Pastor Khen was
abducted from his daughter's home by four men on July 4. His decapitated body was found in a field
outside of town the following morning. His hands were tied behind his back and he was blindfolded. Pray that Pau's loved
ones will find comfort in the Lord.
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CHRISTIANS CRUCIFIED IN IRAQ
07. A senior Dutch parliamentarian has confirmed that militants have recently
crucified Christians in Iraq. The victims were mostly converts from Islam or
people who were involved in "mixed marriages." Mr Joel Voordewind of the
governing coalition's junior party Christian Union (CU), said several Iraqi
Christians were "nailed to a cross, and their arms were tied up with ropes. The
ropes were put on fire."