Y Ngun Knul

Current Status: Released - at risk

Photo of Y Ngun Knul

Date of Birth: 1968

Gender: M

Religion: Christian (Protestant)

Ethnicity: Montagnard

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

February 2020:

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

BPSOS, Religious Prisoners in Vietnam, May 10, 2017 (PDF)

Arrested April 29, 2004. Sentenced to 18 years in prison under Art. 87 (1999 Code). Released February 28, 2020.

April 29, 2004
  • Art. 87 (1999 Code)
18 years in prison
April 29, 2022
February 28, 2020

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.

Profile last updated: 2022-05-31 03:25:49

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