Current Status: Sentenced

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Other Names: Bă Tiêm

Date of Birth: 1958

Gender: M

Religion: Christian

Ethnicity: Montagnard


Latest Prison: Gia Lai provincial prison

Areas of Activism:

  • Freedom of expression
  • Religious freedom

Known Affiliations:

Arrest History

December, 2008
September, 2009
10 years in prison
  • Art. 87
December, 2018


Nhi, also known as Bă Tiêm, is an ethnic Montagnard Christian from Gia Lai province.

Nhi joined other Christians in protesting against the local government’s suppression of religious freedom. He also joined a Montagnard association based in the U.S.

Nhi was arrested in December 2008 for exercising his right to freedom of expression and religion. He was tried in September 2009 and sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment under Article 87 (Undermining the unity policy) of the 1999 Penal Code. He was last reported detained at 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: 2018-05-10 13:23:13