(MFI) – On May 14, 2004 Vietnamese police went to the village of Plei Blang 3, to arrest Puih Hyi because he was a preacher for Degar Christians who did not want to follow the officially recognized Protestant Church . Puih Hyi was fearful police would torture him so he escaped to the jungle. 14 days later he went back home because he could not cross the Cambodian border as Vietnamese and Cambodian police sealed the border off and would arrest and possibly kill him. On May 29, 2004 the Vietnamese police arrested him at his house, handcuffed him and beat him from his house along the way to the police station in the district of Ia Grai. The police beat him and tortured him repeatedly until they broke his skull and he died on May 31, 2004. Then the police tore up his shirt, made a rope and hung him like he had committed suicide. The police told his family that he had hung him self with his own shirt but the family examined the body and found out that his skull was smashed. In another incident, at approximately 8:00 AM on May 14, 2004 the Vietnamese police arrested a Degar Christian at his village of Plei Khop , The reason for his arrest was that he refused to follow the officially recognized Protestant Church . The police handcuffed him and beat him. Blood was coming out of his nose, mouth and ears. He is now imprisoned in the district of Ia Grai and we dont know if he is alive or dead.