Day 11

Laos, Southeast Asia
Population: 6,912,000
Chief of State: President Chuomaly Sayasone
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong
Christians: 3.2%
Evangelical Christians: 2.1%
Dominant Religion: Buddhism
Persecution Ranking: 19th
Life Expectancy: 63.88 Years
Literacy Rate: 73%
Population Below Poverty Line: 22%
Refugees Living in Laos: 7,559

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Od Sayavong is a political activist from Laos who fled to Thailand seeking asylum and refugee status with the UN. He has since gone missing. A human rights organization in Laos claims his disappearance is one of many similar disappearances in the region. They suggest that there is increased governmental cooperation to crack down on their respective dissidents in exile. In the last year, there have been at least nine cases of governments participating in arresting or abducting political refugees from other countries in the region.

Pray for the protection of those who are seeking asylum until their cases have been legally heard (The Bible, Acts 24:16).

Lao activist latest asylum-seeker to go missing in Thailand: right groups (Reuters)

Western Sahara, North Africa
Population: 571,000
Chief of State: President Mohamed Abdelaziz
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Abdelkader Taleb Oumar
Christians: 0.0%
Evangelical Christians: 0.0%
Dominant Religion: Sunni Islam
Persecution Ranking: Not Ranked
Life Expectancy: 62.64 Years
Literacy Rate: Unknown
Population Below Poverty Line: Unknown
Refugees Living in Western Sahara: 117,659

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Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Lesotho, Mr. Tom Thabane, called for an end to the occupation and the declaration of independence for Western Sahara, the last colony in the African continent. In a speech before the UN General Assembly Mr. Thabane stressed that the international community cannot stand idly by while some countries interfere with the sovereignty of other members of the organization, pointing out that the Sahrawi people have been looking for independence for years. He explained that it was the duty of the United Nations to protect the sovereignty of its member states and prevent any interference in the affairs of other states.

Pray that the people yearning for freedom will have it.
Pray that the international community will help liberate people from their bondage (The Bible, Galatians 5:1).

Lesotho demands independence for Western Sahara