A Tach

Current Status: Sentenced

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Other Names: A Tách, Bă Hlôl

Date of Birth: 1959

Gender: M

Religion: Christian

Ethnicity: Montagnard


Latest Prison: Prison No. 5, Thanh Hoa province

Areas of Activism:

  • Freedom of expression
  • Religious freedom

Known Affiliations:

Arrest History

October 11, 2012
May, 2013
11 years in prison
  • Art. 87
October 11, 2023


A Tách, also known as Bă Hlôl, is Catholic Preacher and activist from Kon Tum province.

A Catholic preacher, he and many Christians in his village (where he was preaching) protested against the local
government for its intervention jn the Church’s affairs.

A Tach was arrested on October 11, 2012, as the government fear his activism would get out of control He was tried in May 2013 under Article 87 (Undermining the unity policy) of the 1999 Penal Code by Gia Lai Provincial People’s Court and sentenced to 11 years’ imprisonment. He is last reported detained in Prison No. 5, Thanh Hoa province.

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

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

Profile last updated: 2017-12-30 05:02:34