ADF International

Alliance Alert – 5 October 2020

Vietnam releases pastor after 4 years of prison

Vietnam has released Pastor A Dao, leader of the Montagnard Evangelical Church of Christ, after 4 years’ imprisonment.

Pastor A Dao was arrested in late 2016 after attending the Southeast Asia Freedom of Religion or Belief Conference. At the conference, he presented on the difficulties his church was facing at the hands of the state.

Vietnamese authorities sentenced him to 5 years’ imprisonment for allegedly “helping individuals to escape abroad illegally.”

ADF International advocated for and supported the case of Pastor A Dao.

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