Current Status: Sentenced to prison
Other Names: A Đảo, A Ma Dũng
Date of Birth: 1981
Religion: Christian (Protestant)
Occupation: Religious leader
Current Prison: Gia Trung prison, Gia Lai province
Areas of Activism:
- Religious freedom
The commissioner of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, James Carr, has adopted pastor A Dao as part of the Religious Prisoners of Conscience Project.
Details - Background, History of Activism.
Pastor A Dao, also known as A Ma Dung, from Kontum province, is a pastor of the Montagnard Evangelical Church of Christ.
He advocated for religious freedom for his fellow church members in the Central Highlands and elsewhere. In August 2016 he attended a recent conference on Freedom of Religion in SE Asia and the ASEAN Civil Society Conference and ASEAN People's Forum.
Công An Kon Tum, Tuyên án A Đảo tội tổ chức người khác trốn đi nước ngoài trái phép, May 5, 2017.
Arrested August 18, 2016. Sentenced to 5 years in prison under Art. 275 (1999 Code). Expected Release is August 18, 2021.
- Art. 275 (1999 Code)
He was arrested in August 2016 under Art. 275 ("organizing for individuals to flee abroad illegally"), a charge he denied. On April 27, 2017, he was sentenced to 5 years in prison. He is detained at Gia Trung Detention Center, Gia Lai Province.
Profile last updated: 2020-06-01 02:46:19