‘Intensify your prayers’: Charity raises concern for Christians amid Myanmar unrest

Dec 9, 2021 by

by Heather Preston, Premier:

A charity has raised concerns over the wellbeing of Christians in Myanmar, after the county’s former leader was sentenced to four years in prison.

Aung San Suu Kyi and former president Win Myint have been convicted of incitement for breaking coronavirus restrictions under a natural disasters law.

Suu Kyi faces 11 charges in total, all of which she denies.

Both have been sentenced to four years imprisonment.

The pair were put on trial following the country’s military coup in February following a landslide election victory in 2020.

Persecution charity OpenDoors says the escalating unrest between government and armed resistance forces is endangering the lives of Christians.

Director of Advocacy, Dr David Landrum tells Premier: “The unrest now seems to be concentrating in a battle between government forces and armed resistance forces in which Christian communities are caught in the middle and fleeing to take cover in the jungle.

“Conditions were already terrible for Christian communities before the coup but with all the subsequent military activity, they’ve got even worse.”

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