Current Status: Pre-trial detention

Photo of Jur

Other Names: Jưr

Date of Birth: 1964

Gender: M

Religion: Hà Mòn (Ha Mon)

Ethnicity: Montagnard

Occupation: Farmer

Areas of Activism:

  • Religious freedom

Communities At Risk:

Highlighted Human Rights Concerns:

  • Prolonged Incommunicado Detention
  • Violence concern

Details - Background, History of Activism.

Jur is a native farmer who lives and works at Gia Lai Province.

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Jur is an ordinary farmer with no extensive history of activism. However, after becoming a follower of the Hà Mòn religion, a local sect of Christianity, and becoming an active preacher of his beliefs, he was harassed and pursued by the authorities to the point that he had to hide in the forest.

Arrested March 19, 2020.

March 19, 2020
Dak Lak province public security, Dak Lak province
Between the two communes of H'ra and Lo Pang (map)
The People's Court of Dak Lak Province
  • freedom from arbitrary arrest or detention
  • liberty and security of the person
  • freedom of belief and religion

Ha Mon is a local sect of Christianity, established in Kon Tum Province, Vietnam in 1999. However, the legal framework on beliefs and religions created bureaucratic restrictions to make sure that the government maintains control over every aspect of religion. Ha Mon did not pass these government specifications and was quickly listed as an invalid belief. Therefore, its followers have been forced to leave the religion or have been sent to re-education schools.  

Kưnh, Lúp, and Jưr are three believers and active preachers of the Ha Mon religion. They have been constantly harassed by the public security of Gia Lai to the point that they had to move and live in the forest. This situation went on for eight years, as they were unofficially wanted by the local police.

On March 19, 2020, after a long time avoiding public security, they were all arrested together by the local police when the force found out where they were hiding in a Gia Lai forest.

Profile last updated: 2021-05-06 14:01:31

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