Y Ngun Knul
Current Status: Released - at risk
Date of Birth: 1968
Religion: Christian (Protestant)
Occupation: Religious leader
Last Known Prison: Prison No. 6, Nghe An province
Areas of Activism:
- Religious freedom
Highlighted Human Rights Concerns:
- Former Political Prisoner
- Denial of Adequate Medical Treatment or Supplies
Y Ngun Knul, who was sentenced to 18 years of prison (later slightly reduced), was released from prison on February 28, 2020. Knul is reportedly in critical health and suffering severe kidney failure, gastritis, foot issues, and high blood pressure. Knul was imprisoned far away from his home in Dak Lak province. Throughout his prison sentence, his family had such difficulty travelling to see him that they were only able to visit four times; they also lost their home. Knul was arrested for participating in demonstrations demanding freedom of religion for the Montagnard Protestant community.
Details - Background.
Y Ngun Knul, from K’Rang Hamlet, Bang Commune, Krong Ana District, Daklak Province, is an evangelical pastor who preached to people in his community.
Profile photo source: Nguyen Kim Thanh Facebook
Arrested April 29, 2004. Sentenced to 18 years in prison under Art. 87 (1999 Code). Released February 28, 2020.
- Art. 87 (1999 Code)
He was arrested on April 29, 2004, sentenced to 18 years inprison pursuant to Article 87, and is currently in Prison #6, Nghe An Province.
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Profile last updated: 2020-08-07 18:49:05