Myanmar: Pastor facing imprisonment for revealing horrors of religious persecution

By The Christian Post

Attendees look on at the State Department's second Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom at the Harry S. Truman Building in Washington, D.C., on July 16, 2019. | State Department

A Baptist minister from Myanmar who spoke with President Donald Trump about being “oppressed and tortured by the Myanmar military government” during a visit to the White House could be prosecuted for his comments. 

Pastor Hkalam Samson, president of the Kachin Baptist Convention and a leading rights advocate for a predominantly Baptist ethnic group in northern Myanmar known as the Kachin, was part of a group of international religious leaders that recently met with the president to express concerns about religious freedom in their home countries. 

“As Christians in Myanmar, we are oppressed and tortured by the Myanmar military government,” Samson said. “We don’t have chance, many, for religious freedom.”

Source:The Christian Post