Current Status: Sentenced to prison
Date of Birth: 1975
Religion: Christian (Protestant)
Ethnicity: Montagnard (Jrai)
Occupation: Religious leader
Current Prison: T20 detention center, Gia Lai province
Areas of Activism:
- Religious freedom
Communities At Risk:
- Protestant community in Central Highlands province of Gia Lai
Details - Background, History of Activism, Family Situation.
Ksor Ruk, a Protestant missionary, was living in Krong Pa District, Gia Lai Province prior to arrest.
Profile photo source: Công An Gia Lai online newspaper
Ksor Ruk advocates for the freedom of religion and belief. Accused of “undermining the state’s unity policy," Ksor Ruk was imprisoned for six years starting in 2007. After being released in 2013, he continued his missionary work in his local area.
Bị xử phạt 10 năm tù về tội “Phá hoại chính sách đoàn kết”, Công An Gia Lai online newspaper, March 18, 2019
Ksor Ruk Vừa Bị Xử 10 Năm Tù, Prisoners of Conscience Fund, March 27, 2019
Arrested October 30, 2018. Sentenced to 10 years in prison under Art. 116 (2015 Code). Expected Release is October 30, 2028.
- Art. 116 (2015 Code)
- freedom from arbitrary arrest or detention
- liberty and security of the person
- freedom of association
- fair trial
- freedom of belief and religion
- freedom from discrimination
On March 15, 2019, The People’s Court of Gia Lai Province held the first instance trial against Ksor Ruk, an ethnic minority Protestant missionary. He was sentenced to ten years under the charge of "undermining the state's unity policy," Article 116 of the 2015 Criminal Code.
According to the indictment, he was accused of connecting with members of FULRO, an exiled group in America, with a determination to re-establish a Dega independent state. From October 2017 to September 2018, Ksor Ruk was allegedly responsible for reviving “Dega Protestantism” and leading others in many areas within Gia Lai province.
Finally, he was arrested on October 30, 2018.
Bị xử phạt 10 năm tù về tội “Phá hoại chính sách đoàn kết”, Cong An Gia Lai online newspaper, March 18, 2019
Xét xử vụ án Ksor Ruk âm mưu hoạt động tái phục hồi “Tin lành Đê Ga”, Toa An Nhan Dan Tinh Gia Lai online newspaper, March 20, 2019
Vietnam Human Rights Defenders’ Weekly Report for March 18-24, 2019: Facebooker Le Minh The Convicted, Prison Sentences of Five Activists Upheld, Defend the Defenders | March 24, 2019
Profile last updated: 2019-04-20 03:54:05