Saturday, September 20, 2008

Vietnamese Government is Still Holding a Degar Christian

The Vietnamese government is still holding a Degar Christian following his failed attempt to enter Cambodia to seek asylum.Y Hning, 36 fled his native home in Ploi Todrah village last November to escape persecution and registered at a UN refugee camp in neighboring Cambodia. He has since been deported back to Vietnam. The U. S. based Montagnard Foundation has reported that the Vietnamese government has forced Hning’s family to pay a fine of 100,000 Vietnam Dong, or about $6-a huge amount for these impoverished farmers. Hning has also been forced to sign an affidavit stating that he renounces Christianity and will no longer attend church. Hning is currently under house arrest and fears for his life.The Vietnamese government denies the allegations and accuses the Montagnard Foundation of spreading Western propaganda.
--Pray that the Vietnamese government will honor its assurances that repatriated Dengar people will not be harmed, and will release Hning from house arrest and return the fine.
--Pray that the UN will honor the rights of Vietnamese citizens that flee religious persecution in their home country.
--Pray that the people of Vietnam will soon enjoy religious liberty.

As in the days of Noah....

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