Y Krit BdapCases
- Location of case in SG report
- Relevant SG report
- Year of the report
- From Country
- Country Geolocation
- Country Geolocation (linked Cases)
- From Region
- UN body that raised the case prior to the SG report
- UN Special Procedures: Thematic
- Dates of prior UN action
- 31 August 2018
- Type of record
- Named individual
- Was the victim a foreign national?
- Was the victim a minor?
- Individual's/organization's activity
all of them followers of the Gospel Evangelical Missionary Church in Đăk Lắk Province
- Type of rights defended
- Religious freedom
- Was the victim a civil servant, member of the security forces or of the judiciary?
- Reported trigger of reprisal
interdiction to report to international human rights organizations
- Engagement with UN body
- Dates of engagement
- Type of attempted engagement
- Dates of mentioned reprisals
- From 5 October 2017 to 10 May 2018
- Location of mentioned reprisals
- Ea Bhôk Commune
- Reprisal information
From 5 October 2017 to 10 May 2018, Mr. Y Than Buon Dap and Mr. Ciêu Bkrông from Ea Khit village, Mr. Y Bhuar Bdap from Ko Emong A village, as well as Mr. Y Khen Nie, from Ea Poc village and Mr. Y Krit Bdap from Mblot village, all of them followers of the Gospel Evangelical Missionary Church in Đăk Lắk Province, were reportedly arrested by policemen and taken to Police Station of Ea Bhôk Commune, Ea Poc Commune government building or Ea Bong Commune Police Station for interrogation. It is indicated that from 2004 to 2015 Mr. Ciêu Bkrông was imprisoned for having participated in a non-violent protest to demand human rights, religious freedom and defend fair treatment of minorities.
According to the source, Mr. Y Than Buon Dap, Mr. Y Bhuar Bdap Mr. Ciêu Bkrông, Mr. Y Khen Nie and Mr. Y Krit Bdap were interrogated on their religious activities, their links with known other followers and prisoners of conscience, and their use of social media to defend their right to freedom of religion. The police officers allegedly forbade them to report to international human rights organizations about the torture they suffered during the interrogation, and they were ordered to write and sign a commitment to leave the Gospel Missionary Church under threat of punishment.
- Types of reprisals suffered
- Threats/Intimidations (incl. "fear of reprisal")
- Physical attack: Torture/Cruel, inhuman, degrading treatment
- Alleged/likely perpetrators
- State actors
- Was the reprisal based on new legislation?
- Does the report make general comment about country’s environment for engagement with UN?
- Government response dates
- 25 April 2019
- Government response content
Government responded, stating that the individuals disseminated distorted information on State policies regarding ethnic minorities to mislead the local people. and defamed the State by making up stories about the Government’s violation of the rights of religious and ethnic groups.
- Is the country cited for a "pattern of reprisal" in the context of this case?
- Is a pattern of reprisals mentioned otherwise in the context of this case?
- Does the report cite "self-censorship" as an issue in the context of this case?
- How many times has the case been followed up in subsequent SG reports?