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Byuk

Current Status: Sentenced to prison

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Other Names: Byưk

Date of Birth: 1945

Gender: M

Religion: Christian (Protestant)

Ethnicity: Montagnard

Current Prison: Xuan Phuoc prison, Phu Yen province

Areas of Activism:

  • Religious freedom

Details - History of Activism.

As an evangelist of the Kret Krot Evangelical Church, he had been defending his Church’s right to freedom of religion. He was requested to go to the local police station for interrogation. There, his interrogators beat him and issued an order forbidding him to engage in religious activities. 

Amnesty International, Viet Nam: List of Prisoners of Conscience, 12 July 2016 (PDF)

NOW! Campaign, https://www.vietnampocs.com/ (last visited December 29, 2017)

Arrested May, 2012. Sentenced to 8 years in prison under Art. 87 (1999 Code). Expected Release is May, 2020.

May, 2012
  • Art. 87 (1999 Code)
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May, 2013
8 years in prison
May, 2020

He was arrested in May 2012 and tried by Gia Lai Provincial People’s Court in May 2013. He was sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment under Article 87 (Undermining the unity policy) of the 1999 Penal Code. He is last reported detained in Xuan Phuoc prison, Phu Yen province.

Profile last updated: 2017-12-30 05:08:11

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