A Dao (38) is a Pastor of the Montagnard Evangelical Church of Christ. He advocated for religious freedom for his fellow church members in the Central Highlands and elsewhere. Pastor Dao was arrested in August 2016 under Article 275, and charged with ‘organising for individuals to escape abroad illegally’. Although he denied the charges, he was sentenced to 5 years in prison on April 27, 2017. Recent reports say he was imprisoned in Gia Lai prison, Gia Lai Province, and is expected to be released in August 2021.
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