Y Wo Nie

Released Dec 30, 2011

Held 2,691 days  Arrested August 2004 in Vietnam

Update January 12, 2012

VOM contacts in Vietnam report that Y Wo Nie was released in December. He has been spending time with his family and will soon have a medical check up to assess his health after more than seven years in prison. Praise the Lord!

Update June 3, 2011

We received a letter from Y Wo Nie's wife recently. She wrote, "Our family situation is very difficult. I don't have a job; some days I work as a day laborer and some days I'm unemployed. My youngest son is sickly."

She recently visited her husband in prison, thanks to VOM donors. Her husband is ill. She said, "I’m worried for my husband but God gives me His comfort that He is always with us though we have to face sickness or hard situations; He will help me to overcome my hard times."

Please pray for their family.

Prisoner Details

Pastor Y Wo Nie was arrested August 18, 2004, for leading a demonstration demanding more religious freedom and the release of property confiscated by the Vietnamese government. He received a nine-year sentence. His family has not been able to visit him.

Write a letter of encouragement. Let Pastor Nie know you are praying for him and the believers in Vietnam. Let your friends know about persecution in Vietnam; encourage them to pray and write. Also, write Vietnamese officials requesting Nie’s release. Your letters make a difference.

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Petition Officials

  • Truong Tan Sang

    President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

    Mailing Address



  • Pham Quang Vinh


    Email Address

    Mailing Address

    Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

    1233 20th Street NW, Suite 400

    Washington, DC 20036

    Other Contact Information

    Telephone: 202-861-0737

    Fax: 202-861-0917


  • Nguyen Phuong Nga

    Permanent Representative of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to the United Nations

    Email Address

    Mailing Address

    Socialist Republic of Vietnam to the United Nations

    866 United Nations Plaza, Suite 435

    New York, N.Y. 10017

    Other Contact Information

    Telephone: 212-644-0594

    Fax: 212-644-5732