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"Three Christian families in a village in Laos are living in fear after officials gave locals permission to attack and rob them, to force them to leave.
"At a recent meeting, villagers were told they could persecute the Christians with impunity, according to Release partners in Laos. Destroying their crops and livestock, stealing their land, preventing them from farming and raping their women were all permitted.
"Two days earlier, a district official had warned locals about Christians infiltrating the area with American backing, and had given villagers the right to 'arrest suspects immediately.' "