CHAMPASAK, Laos — Confronted with evidence of rights abuses Sept. 17, an official in Champasak province, Laos, said district officials had “misunderstood” religious freedom regulations when they arrested and detained two men for converting to Christianity, according to Human Rights Watch for Lao Religious Freedom (HRWLRF). District police officers in cooperation with the chief of Jick village in Phonthong district…
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