International Action to Free Y Pum Bya
Global Campaign for Religious Prisoners of Conscience
Y Pum Bya is one of several prisoners from Vietnam highlighted in the Global Campaign for Religious Prisoners of Conscience launched by the 2022 International Religious Freedom Summit in Washington, D.C.
US Commission On International Religious Freedom
Y Pum Bya is included in the “Freedom of Religion or Belief Victims List” of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom as part of their international advocacy and monitoring of prisoners of conscience around the world.
UN Special Rapporteurs On Human Rights
In 2018, four UN Special Rapporteurs on Human Rights raised concerns with Vietnam about the arrest of Y Pum Bya.
"Another incident allegedly occurred on the morning of 10 April 2018. Mr. Y Min Ksor and Mr. Y Pum Bya were arrested and brought to the Ea Drong Commune police station, by six armed police officers. They were allegedly interrogated on their religious activities, tortured and forced to sign commitments to stop worshipping in a group while belonging to the Gospel Missionary Church. Mr. Y Min Ksor and Mr. Y Pum Bya are currently under detention."
- UN Special Rapporteurs on Human Rights Defenders, Minority issues, Freedom of Religion or Belief, and Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.
►To see the UN Rapporteurs' letter of August 31, 2018, please click here.
►For the response by the government of Vietnam on April 25, 2019, please click here.