CHIAPAS, Mexico (Christian Today) — Armed villagers raided and destroyed the homes of Protestants in Leyva Velazques village, Chiapas, Mexico on Jan. 4 in the latest example of religious persecution in the country, according to a human rights organization.
Entrances into the village were blocked by locals forcing the Protestants to flee to the nearby mountains rather than seek help in a neighboring village, Jorge Lee Galindo, Director of Impulso 18, told International Christian Concern (ICC).
Two men, the commissioner of the community, Jimenez Hernandez, and the municipal agent, Francisco Jimenez Santiz, are thought to be responsible for inciting the violence.
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