Siu Ben

Current Status: Sentenced

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Other Names: Ama Yon

Date of Birth: 1975

Gender: M

Religion: Christian

Ethnicity: Montagnard (Jrai)


Latest Prison: Gia Lai provincial prison

Areas of Activism:

  • Indigenous rights
  • Religious freedom

Known Affiliations:

Arrest History

March, 2009
July, 2009
12 years in prison
  • Art. 87
March, 2011


Siu Ben, also known as Ama Yon, is an ethnic Jrai Christian arrested in March 2009 for demanding religious and indigenous rights. He was sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment in July 2009 under Article 87 (Undermining the unity policy) of the 1999 Penal Code. He was last reported detained at Gia Lai prison camp.

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 19:41:08