Current Status: Likely released - at risk
Other Names: Ama Blut
Date of Birth: 1968
Ethnicity: Montagnard (Jrai)
Areas of Activism:
- Indigenous rights
- Religious freedom
Highlighted Human Rights Concerns:
- Former Political Prisoner
Amnesty International, Viet Nam: List of Prisoners of Conscience, 12 July 2016 (PDF)
BPSOS, Religious Prisoners in Vietnam, May 10, 2017 (PDF)
Arrested July, 2009. Sentenced to 12 years in prison under Art. 87 (1999 Code). Expected Release is July, 2021.
- Art. 87 (1999 Code)
Rmah Hlach, also known as Ama Blut, is an ethnic Jrai Christian. He was arrested in July 2009 for demanding religious and indigenous rights and sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment with three years’ house arrest on release under Article 87 (Undermining the unity policy) of the 1999 Penal Code on January 14, 2010. According to Amnesty International, he was last reported detained at Ba Sao prison camp, Hà Nam in Nam Hà province. But according to BPSOS, he is detained in Gia Lai province.
Profile last updated: 2021-12-23 21:04:04