Current Status: Sentenced

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Date of Birth: 1979

Gender: M

Religion: Christian (Protestant)

Ethnicity: Montagnard (Ba Na)


Latest Prison: Prison No. 5, Thanh Hoa province

Areas of Activism:

  • Religious freedom

Known Affiliations:

Arrest History

April 23, 2012
10 years in prison
  • Unknown
April 23, 2022


Runh, from Kret Krot Hamlet, Hra Commune, Mang Yang District, Gia Lai Province, is an influential pastor among the Ba Na ethnic community associated with the Kret Krot Evangelical Church.

As a pastor, he had been defending his Church’s right to freedom of religion. He was requested to go to the local police station for interrogation. There, his interrogators beat him and issued an order forbidding him to engage in religious activities.

Arrested on April 23, 2012, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison, followed by a 3-year probationary period. He is currently in Prison #5, Town of Thong Nhat, Yen Dinh District, Thanh Hoa Province.

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

Profile last updated: 2017-12-31 19:15:19