Police in Gia Lai Province in Vietnam's Central Highlands Tuesday arrested 62 ethnic people for alleged involvement in subversive acts against the government.
They were arrested from three villages in H'ra Commune, Mang Yang District, news website VnExpress reported.
Runh, 32, was identified as the leader of a group that has been demanding an autonomous region for ethnic minorities in the Central Highlands.
After the arrest, police recommended a charge of "sabotaging solidarity policies" against Runh and two others, which carries a prison sentence of five to 15 years.
They said the group is religious and claims to be followers of FULRO (the United Front for the Liberation of Oppressed Races), which was founded in 1964 as a violent secessionist movement.
The movement officially ceased in 1992 when the last group of 407 FULRO fighters and their families handed in their weapons to United Nations forces in Cambodia.
Investigations are continuing.
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