New Prisoner – Pastor John Cao | China

New Prisoner – Pastor John Cao | China

On March 5, 2017, police arrested Cao San-Qiang (John Cao), a Chinese pastor known for his work among Myanmar’s poor. Authorities charged Pastor Cao with “organizing illegal crossings of national borders” and, one year later, sentenced him to seven years in prison....
Nguyen Trung Ton | Vietnam 

Nguyen Trung Ton | Vietnam 

(Source: Christian Solidarity Worldwide, VOM Canada, Geneva Summit)  Protestant pastor and freedom of religion activist Nguyen Trung Ton, was arrested on July 30, 2017 at his home in Thanh Hoa. On April 5, 2018 Pastor Ton, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for...
Naser Navard Gol-Tapeh | Iran

Naser Navard Gol-Tapeh | Iran

Christian Naser Navard Gol-Tapeh was arrested on 24 June 2016 when 30 intelligence police agents raided an engagement party at a house in the Andisheh township of Karaj, near Tehran. Everyone present was detained, including three visiting Azeri Christians from Baku,...
Lacheng Ren Released On Bail

Lacheng Ren Released On Bail

Lacheng Ren Released On Bail VOM contacts heard Lacheng Ren was released on bail in early 2017. However, “he rarely communicates with anyone due to severe restraint and his hurt.” Please continue to pray for...
Pastor Yang Hua Released!

Pastor Yang Hua Released!

Imprisoned pastor Yang Hua has returned to his home in Guizhou province on June 19th after suffering mistreatment during his two-and-a-half-year jail term. Yang was first imprisoned on December 9th, 2015, after police raided Living Stone Church. He was charged with...
Nguyen Van Dai – Released!

Nguyen Van Dai – Released!

Protestant church leader and lawyer Nguyen Van Dai, and a fellow member of the Brotherhood for Democracy were released from prison on June 7. and immediately put on a plane from Hanoi for Germany, according to members of his banned group and an exile pro-democracy...
Advocacy For Prisoners In Vietnam

Advocacy For Prisoners In Vietnam

Ro Mah Pro Ro Mah Pro (64), was arrested in August 2010. He is a Hmong Christian from the Gia Lai province. He was charged under Article 87 for ‘undermining the unity policy’ of the 1999 Penal Code, and sentenced to nine years imprisonment, with three years’ house...