Y Yich

Current Status: Sentenced

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Date of Birth: 1960

Gender: M

Religion: Christian (Protestant)

Ethnicity: Montagnard (Ba Na)

Occupation: Pastor

Latest Prison: An Phuoc detention center, Binh Duong province

Areas of Activism:

  • Religious freedom

Known Affiliations:

Arrest History

Arrest 1

December 18, 2006
Unknown
4 years in prison
  • Art. 79
September 18, 2011

Arrest 2

May 13, 2013
Unknown
12 years in prison
  • Unknown
May 13, 2025

Details

Mr. Y Yich is an Evangelical pastor of Ba Na ethnicity from A Lut Hamlet, K Yang Commune, Đắk Đoa District, Gia Lai Province.

An evangelical pastor, he was arrested on December 18, 2006, for “plotting against the government”. After serving 4 years in Xuan Phuoc Prison, he was discharged on September 18, 2011, and was put under probation for 3 years. He resumed proselytizing to his Ba Na ethnic community and was arrested again on May 13, 2013. He was sentenced to 12 years in prison.

He is currently in Section #2 of An Phuoc Prison, Binh Duong Province.

As a result of being beaten and tortured in prison, his health has been deteriorating. Not only they deny him medical treatment for high blood pressure, rheumatism, and stomach inflammation, they have not allowed his family to supply him with medication.

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

Profile last updated: 2018-01-01 20:09:50