Current Status: Sentenced
Other Names: A Đảo, A Ma Dũng
Date of Birth: 1981
Religion: Christian (Protestant)
Latest Prison: Gia Trung prison, Gia Lai province
Areas of Activism:
- Religious freedom
- Art. 275
Pastor A Dao, also known as A Ma Dung, from Kontum province, is a pastor of the Montagnard Evangelical Church of Christ.
He advocated for religious freedom for his fellow church members in the Central Highlands and elsewhere. In August 2016 he attended a recent conference on Freedom of Religion in SE Asia and the ASEAN Civil Society Conference and ASEAN People's Forum.
He was arrested in August 2016 under Art. 275 ("organizing for individuals to flee abroad illegally"), a charge he denied. On April 27, 2017, he was sentenced to 5 years in prison. He is detained at Gia Trung Detention Center, Gia Lai Province.
Công An Kon Tum, Tuyên án A Đảo tội tổ chức người khác trốn đi nước ngoài trái phép, May 5, 2017.
Profile last updated: 2017-12-31 18:15:40