Current Status: Likely released - at risk

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Date of Birth: 1979

Gender: M

Religion: Christian (Protestant)

Ethnicity: Montagnard (Ba Na)

Last Known Prison: Prison No. 5, Thanh Hoa province

Areas of Activism:

  • Religious freedom

Highlighted Human Rights Concerns:

  • Former Political Prisoner

Details - Background, History of Activism.

Runh, from Kret Krot Hamlet, Hra Commune, Mang Yang District, Gia Lai Province, is an influential pastor among the Ba Na ethnic community associated with the Kret Krot Evangelical Church.

As a pastor, 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.

BPSOS, Religious Prisoners in Vietnam, May 10, 2017 (PDF)

Arrested April 23, 2012. Sentenced to 10 years in prison under Unknown. Expected Release is April 23, 2022.

April 23, 2012
  • Unknown
10 years in prison
April 23, 2022

Arrested on April 23, 2012, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison, followed by a 3-year probationary period. He is currently in Prison #5, Town of Thong Nhat, Yen Dinh District, Thanh Hoa Province.

Profile last updated: 2022-05-31 03:24:45

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