KhamLa Namheng

Released Feb 27, 2009

Held 346 days  Arrested March 2008 in Lao People's Democratic Republic

Prisoner Details

In March 2008, Pastor KhamLa Namheng and seven Khmu pastors from Udom Sai province in Laos were arrested when entering Thailand to attend meetings. VOM contacts report, “They went the wrong way trying to avoid a police check point. When the police later searched their bags they found two Bibles and some letters. The police claimed the letters were written against the village authority reporting persecution.”

Pastors’ Kham Chan Konekham, Kham La Namheng, Siphone Namheng, Khamnath Namheng, Serth Naphok, Khou Phouphone, Thong Soun Namtam, and Houng Mokbooc were arrested on March 18 when they entered Thailand and were followed by the Laos police. When they were searched two of them had Bibles, and everything they were carrying was confiscated. This arrest was the latest after 15 Hmong families were arrested in Bokeo Province on February 22.

Petition Officials

  • Permanent Representative of the Lao People's Democratic Republic to the United Nations

    Email Address

    Mailing Address

    317 East 51st Street

    New York, NY 10022

    Other Contact Information

    Telephone: 212-832-2734, 212-832-0095

    Fax: 212-750-0039

  • Phiane Philakone


    Mailing Address

    Embassy of the Lao People's Democratic Republic

    2222 S Street NW


    Washington DC

    District of Columbia


    Other Contact Information

    Telephone: 202-6670076

    Fax: 202-3324923


  • Choummaly Siyasone


    Mailing Address

    President of the Lao People's Democratic Republic



    Other Contact Information

    Telephone: 856-21-214-207

    Fax: 856-21-214-208