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A. Tach

A. Tach is a Hmong Christian from the Kon Tum Province. He was arrested in April 2012 for exercising his right to freedom of religious expression. He was tried in May 2013 and sentenced to 11 years imprisonment, under Article 87 of the 1999 Penal Code, for ‘undermining the unity policy’. He is last reported detained in Gia Lai Province.

Byuk

Byuk is a Hmong Christian. He was born in 1945. He was arrested in May 2012, and sentenced in 2013 to eight years imprisonment under Article 87 for ‘undermining the unity policy’ of the 1999 Penal Code. He is reportedly detained in Mang Yang Prison Camp, Gia Lai Province.

Siu Koch

Siu Koch (33), is a Hmong Christian. He was arrested in July 2009, and sentenced in January 2010 to nine years imprisonment, with three years house arrest on release, under Article 87 for ‘undermining the unity policy’, of the 1999 Penal Code. He is last reported detained at Gia Lai Prison Camp. He is due to be released in July 2018

Siu Nheo

Siu Nheo, (63), is a Hmong Christian. He was arrested in August 2010, and tried in April 2011. He was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment, with three years house arrest on release. He was convicted under Article 87 of the 1999 Penal Code, for ‘undermining the unity policy’. He was last reported detained at Gia Lai Prison Camp, and is due to be released in August 2020.

Jonh

Jonh (66) is a Hmong Christian. He was arrested in May 2012, and sentenced to nine years’ imprisonment in May 2013. He was convicted under Article 87 of the 1999 Penal Code for ‘undermining the unity policy’. Jonh was last reported detained in Gia Lai province.

Kpuil Mel

Kpuil Mel is a Hmong Christian. He was arrested in November 2011. He was tried in June 2012 and sentenced to nine years’ imprisonment under Article 87 of the 1999 Penal Code for ‘undermining the unity policy’. Kpuil was last reported detained at Gia Lai prison camp.

Siu Thai

Siu Thai, (40), is a Hmong Christian. He was arrested in April 2011 and sentenced in December 2011 to 10 years’ imprisonment, under Article 87 of the 1999 Penal Code, for ‘undermining the unity policy’. He was last reported detained in Gia Lai Province. He is due to be released in April 2021.

Chi

Chi, (34), is a Hmong Christian. He was arrested in September 2012 and tried in November 2013. Chi was sentenced to eight years imprisonment under Article 87 of the 1999 Penal Code, for ‘undermining the unity policy’. He was last reported detained at Gia Lai provincial prison, and is due to be released in 2020.

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Embassy of Vietnam

Ambassador Nguyen Van Dung 

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2-6 Gilmer Terrace,

Wellington 6011

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2-6 Gilmer Terrace,

Wellington 6011

NEW ZEALAND

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