Current Status: Sentenced to prison
Date of Birth: 1960
Religion: Christian (Protestant)
Ethnicity: Montagnard (Ba Na)
Current Prison: An Phuoc detention center, Binh Duong province
Areas of Activism:
- Religious freedom
Details - Background.
Mr. Y Yich is an Evangelical pastor of Ba Na ethnicity from A Lut Hamlet, K Yang Commune, Đắk Đoa District, Gia Lai Province.
Arrest 1 - Arrested December 18, 2006. Sentenced to 4 years in prison. Released September 18, 2011.
- Art. 79 (1999 Code)
Arrest 2 - Arrested May 13, 2013. Sentenced to 12 years in prison. Expected Release is May 13, 2025.
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.
Profile last updated: 2018-01-01 20:09:50