Vietnamese Christian sentenced to jail for holding a prayer meeting in his home

A Vietnamese Montagnard Christian has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison on charges of “secession and incitement” for conducting prayer meetings at his home, advocates say.


The sentencing comes amid ongoing tensions between religious practices and state policies in the communist nation, particularly affecting the Montagnard minority and their Christian faith.

Nay Y Blang, 48, associated with the Central Highlands Evangelical Church of Christ, was sentenced last Friday, without legal representation, according to the church’s founder, Pastor Aga, who informed Radio Free Asia. His conviction was for allegedly inciting actions against the state’s interests.

The church, unrecognised by the state, has faced accusations of attempting to undermine national unity through its religious gatherings.

Source: The Christian Post


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