On April 28, 2008 Pastor Y-Ben Hdok was arrested by police in the Daklak province of Vietnam. After not coming home for lunch, his wife H-Riu Mlo went looking for him at the police station. At the police station the policemen had him in a headlock. In order for his wife not to see their abuse of her husband they kicked her and threw her out of the room. In spite of the fact that he had bruises and cuts all over his body the policemen claimed that he had committed suicide. His crime was that he was pasturing to 132 believers in his congregation of the Ede tribe.
He is survived by his wife and daughter.