Pastor Speaks on Being Jailed, Tortured by Myanmar Military

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Pastor Langjaw Gam Seng, featured at the Religious Freedom event, was among 27 survivors of persecution in Myanmar who met with President Donald Trump at the Oval Office Wednesday days after the State Department announced sanctions against four top Myanmar military officials. (Christian Post photo)

The Christian Post – A Christian pastor from northern Myanmar spoke about horrors he faced when jailed and tortured for more than a year, and he welcomed sanctions issued by the U.S. government against military leaders responsible for abuses.

Pastor Langjaw Gam Seng, jailed in 2016 for helping journalists report the bombing of Christian churches in the majority-Christian Kachin province, spoke at the U.S. State Department’s second Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom about what Kachin Baptists face. 

While Myanmar military abuses of Rohingya Muslims is covered, and many advocates called it genocide, less reported is what the Christian community near the Myanmar border with China faces amid renewed fighting between the military and Kachin rebel groups.

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