Siu Nheo

Current Status: Sentenced

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Date of Birth: 1955

Gender: M

Religion: Christian

Ethnicity: Montagnard (Ba Na)

Occupation:

Latest Prison: Gia Lai provincial prison

Areas of Activism:

  • Indigenous rights
  • Religious freedom

Known Affiliations:

Arrest History

August, 2010
April, 2011
10 years in prison
  • Art. 87
August, 2020

Details

Siu Nheo is an evangelical pastor within the Ba Na ethnic minority group. He and others participated in a demonstration demanding religious freedom in 2004. He had been advocating for religious freedom in the face of government suppression. He spoke out against the government’s suppression in defense of the evangelists and their Church. As a result, he was arrested in August 2010 and sentenced in April 2011 to 10 years’ imprisonment with three years’ house arrest on release. Ever since his imprisonment, his wife and children have been victims of injustice and lack even basic necessities. He was convicted 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: 2017-12-31 02:31:14