UPDATE: Six of the seven Christians arrested at the end of September have been released from the detention center in the village of Boukham, in the province of Savannakhet on October 3 .

Pastor Sompong Supatto and six other Christians were arrested for ‘exercising religious freedom in gathering for religious worship’ at a house church on the morning of September 29.

The group was warned not to gather the previous Sunday, and told by village officials that Christians were no longer allowed to gather for worship in the village.

Prior to the arrest they had been meeting for about 4 years. Laos is in Southeast Asia and is bordered by China, Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam.

http://hrwlrf.net/?p=235" >Source: Human Rights Watch for Lao Religious Freedom