BEATEN UNCONSCIOUS AND IMPRISONED
4/13/07 Vietnam (Montagnard Foundation) On 11 March 2007 a Degar Christian named Rmah Hlip (age 37) from the Village of Plei Hluh, commune Ia Grang, district Ia Grai, province Gia Lai was summoned by the security police to attend their office at Ia Grang commune. When he arrived at the police station around 10 am, the police grabbed him and pushed him into a car then took him to the police station in Ia Grai district. Here, the security police told him that he must follow the religion of Siu Kim or Rcom Boi or he will be severely punished. Rmah Hlip refused and the police began beating him with their fists and also slapping his ears trying to break his eardrums. He was beaten on his face, his abdominal parts and kicked all over until he was unconscious. He is still imprisoned at the prison facility in the district of Ia Grai and the condition of his health is unknown.