Ksor Ruk

Current Status: Sentenced to prison

Photo of Ksor Ruk

Date of Birth: 1975

Gender: M

Religion: Christian (Protestant)

Ethnicity: Montagnard (Jrai)

Occupation: Religious leader

Last Known Prison: T20 detention center, Gia Lai province

Areas of Activism:

  • Religious freedom

Communities At Risk:

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.

His family is in a difficult situation. They have five children; the youngest one was just one month old when he was arrested.

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.

October 30, 2018
  • Art. 116 (2015 Code)
Gia Lai province public security, Gia Lai province
Toat village, la Rsuom commune, Krong Pa district, Gia Lai province (map)
March 15, 2019
The People’s Court of Gia Lai Province
10 years in prison
October 30, 2028
  • 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.

Profile last updated: 2019-07-22 23:58:07

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