A Yum

Current Status: Sentenced

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Other Names: Balk

Date of Birth: 1940

Gender: M

Religion: Christian

Ethnicity: Montagnard (Ba Na)


Latest Prison:

Areas of Activism:

  • Religious freedom

Known Affiliations:

Arrest History

January 6, 2012
8 years in prison
  • Art. 87
January 6, 2020


Mr. A Yum (Balk) is from Hamlet 5, Dac Tre Commune, Kon Ray District, Kontum Province.

As a member of the Ba Na ethnic minority group, he had been advocating for religious freedom in the face of government suppression.

He was arrested on January 6, 2012 and sentenced to 8 years in prison pursuant to Article 87.

BPSOS, Religious Prisoners in Vietnam, May 10, 2017 (PDF)

Profile last updated: 2017-12-31 18:22:00