A Dao

Current Status: Sentenced

Photo of A Dao

Other Names: A Đảo, A Ma Dũng

Date of Birth: 1981

Gender: M

Religion: Christian (Protestant)

Ethnicity: Montagnard

Occupation: Pastor

Latest Prison: Gia Trung prison, Gia Lai province

Areas of Activism:

  • Religious freedom

Known Affiliations:

Arrest History

August 18, 2016
April 28, 2017
5 years in prison
  • Art. 275
August 18, 2021


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.

Profile last updated: 2017-12-31 18:15:40