Siu Koch

Current Status: Sentenced

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Other Names: Siu Kơch

Date of Birth: 1985

Gender: M

Religion: Christian

Ethnicity: Montagnard (Jrai)


Latest Prison: Gia Lai provincial prison

Areas of Activism:

  • Indigenous rights
  • Religious freedom

Known Affiliations:

Arrest History

July, 2009
January, 2010
9 years in prison
  • Art. 87
July, 2018


Siu Kơch is an ethnic Jrai Christian arrested in July 2009. He was sentenced in January 2010 to nine
years’ imprisonment with three years’ house arrest on release under Article 87 (Undermining the unity policy) of the 1999 Penal Code. He is 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 20:37:13