Rah Lan Blom

Current Status: Sentenced

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Date of Birth: 1976

Gender: M

Religion: Christian

Ethnicity: Montagnard (Jrai)


Latest Prison: An Phuoc detention center, Binh Duong province

Areas of Activism:

  • Indigenous rights
  • Religious freedom

Known Affiliations:

Arrest History

August, 2010
April, 2011
9 years in prison
  • Art. 87
August, 2019


Rah Lan Blom is an ethnic Jrai Christian from Ploi Kuao village in Gia Lai province. For demanding
religious and indigenous rights, he was arrested in August 2010 and sentenced on April 5, 2011 to nine years’ imprisonment with three years’ house arrest on release for “undermining the national unity policy” (article 87 of the Penal Code). He is last reported detained at An Phước prison camp, Bình Dương 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 18:33:00