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Baptist chief arrested in Myanmar

Rev Dr Hkalam Samson.(Picture: CSW)

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is looking for the fast launch of the previous president of the Kachin Baptist Conference in Myanmar.

The organisation stated it was “deeply troubled” by the arrest of Rev Dr Hkalam Samson at Mandalay Worldwide Airport on Monday.

Dr Samson, Chairman of the Kachin Nationwide Consultative Meeting, was arrested as he tried to journey to Bangkok in Thailand. 

CSW’s Senior Analyst for East Asia Benedict Rogers stated: “CSW is deeply troubled by the arrest of such a outstanding and internationally revered spiritual chief in Myanmar, and are very involved for his wellbeing.” 

Dr Samson was described by CSW as “one in all Myanmar’s most outstanding and outspoken Christian spiritual leaders”, and a “brave defender of human rights”.

He served as president of the KBC from 2018 till this yr. Previous to that, he served for eight years as its normal secretary. 

In 2018, he met senior British parliamentarians and officers throughout a go to to London, and the next yr met the US president on the White Home.

Mr Rogers added, “We name on the Myanmar authorities to launch him instantly, and we urge the worldwide neighborhood to demand his unconditional launch and guarantee his wellbeing.”

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