Vietnam current PoC

Nguyen Bac Truyen

Name: Nguyen Bac Truyen Background: Prominent religious freedom advocate, two-time prisoner of conscience Age: 50 Area of Origin: Vietnam Nationality: Vietnamese Sentence: 11 years imprisonment, followed by 3 years of probation. Reason for his arrest and imprisonment: Mr. Nguyen Bac Truyen is a Hoa Hao Buddhist, who has been imprisoned twice for his peaceful advocacy …

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Preacher Kpuih Bo

Name: Preacher Kpuih Bo (M) Area of Origin: Vietnam (Ethnic Montagnard) Background: Kpuih Bo is a Protestant preacher advocating for religious freedom for his fellow church members in Vietnam’s Central Highlands. He was sentenced to 9 years in prison for unapproved religious activities but charged with “undermining solidarity policy” and spent 8 years in prison …

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Phan Van Thu

Name:    Phan Van Thu    Area of Origin: Vietnam (Ethnic Vietnamese) Background: Founder of the Buddhist sect An Doan Dai Dao (ADDD) Reason for his arrest: On February 5, 2012, the police arrested Mr. Thu, a Buddhist sect leader known for his work among Vietnam’s poor. Authorities charged him and several followers with “abusing rights to …

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Pastor Y Yich

Name: Pastor Y Yich Area of Origin: Vietnam (Ethnic Montagnard) Background: Y Yich is a Protestant pastor advocating for religious freedom for his fellow church members in Vietnam’s Central Highlands. Reason for his arrest: Because his congregation prefers to be free of State control over their religious activities, the local government persecutes adherents of the …

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Pastor A Dao

Name: Pastor A Dao Area of Origin: Vietnam (Ethnic Ha Lang Montagnard) Background: A Dao is a Protestant pastor of the Montagnard Evangelical Church of Christ advocating for religious freedom for his fellow church members in Vietnam’s Central Highlands and elsewhere. Reason for his arrest: In August 2016, he attended the conference on Freedom of …

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Do Thi Hong

Name:    Ms. Do Thi Hong Area of Origin: Vietnam (Ethnic Vietnamese) Background: Follower of the Buddhist sect An Doan Dai Dao (ADDD) Reason for her arrest: In early February 2012, the government of Phu Yen Province cracked down on An Dan Dai Dao (Blessed Flock of the Great Way, Vietnamese abbreviation: ADDD), a religious organization …

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