Vietnam: Recent Convert Tortured and Imprisoned

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Vietnam: Recent Convert Tortured and Imprisoned

A new Christian, "Bao," is being pressured by village authorities to recant his faith, according to Voice of the Martyrs. After Bao and his family converted to Christianity four months ago, authorities told Bao he could not live in the village and could not use or purchase any products like food, clothing or candles from the village as long as he continued in his beliefs. They repeated their threat three times. After Bao was baptized on July 16, his brother beat him and had him arrested. Bao was jailed for two days and was beaten and shocked in his eye with electric wires. Police fined Bao $250, which had to be paid before he could be released. His wife was unable to go and find someone to loan them the money because she is blind. Instead, Bao was released on the condition that he return in two days with the full payment. VOM is providing Bao with money to pay the fine.


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