A Hyum

Current Status: Sentenced

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Other Names: Bã Kôl

Date of Birth: 1940

Gender: M

Religion: Christian

Ethnicity: Montagnard


Latest Prison: Mang Yang prison camp, Gia Lai province

Areas of Activism:

  • Religious freedom

Known Affiliations:

Arrest History

April, 2012
May, 2013
8 years in prison
  • Art. 87
April, 2020


A Hyum also known as Bã Kôl is an ethnic Montagnard Christian and religious activist from Kon Tum province.

A Hyum was arrested in April 2012. He was tried in May 2013 by Gia Lai Provincial People’s Court under Article 87 (Undermining the unity policy) of the 1999 Penal Code. He was sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment. He is reportedly detained at Măng Yang prison camp in Gia Lai province.

Amnesty International, Viet Nam: List of Prisoners of Conscience, 12 July 2016 (PDF)

Profile last updated: 2018-08-03 00:35:14