Posts Tagged ‘Laos’

President Obama: US Moral Obligation for Bomb Clean-up Comments 0

Friday, September 9th, 2016

President Obama says the United States has a “profound moral and humanitarian obligation” to support efforts to clear bombs its forces dropped on Laos during the Vietnam War. Eighty million cluster munitions did not explode, instead settling on farmland and around villages, only to later kill or injure 20,000 people. Obama spoke of that legacy Read more

Laos Christians forced to revert to animism Comments 0

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Converts to Christianity in Laos are facing eviction from their village because of their beliefs, according to a US rights group. Authorities in Huay village, Savannakhet province, accused the Protestant converts of conducting worship in their homes and said they must recant or be expelled, said Human Rights Watch for Lao Religious Freedom (HRWLRF). The Read more