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Nguyen Van Nghia

Current Status: Sentenced to prison

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Other Names: Nguyễn Văn Nghĩa

Date of Birth: 1989

Gender: M

Ethnicity: Kinh

Areas of Activism:

  • Freedom of expression
  • Sovereignty

Arrested June 10, 2018. Sentenced to 2 years in prison under Art. 318 (2015 Code). Expected Release is June 10, 2020.

June 10, 2018
  • Art. 318 (2015 Code)
Phan Rang-Thap Cham city public security, Ninh Thuan province
Phan Rang -Thap Cham City, Ninh Thuan Province (map)
August 22, 2018
The People’s Court of Phan Rang - Thap Cham City, Ninh Thuan Province
2 years in prison
June 10, 2020
  • freedom from arbitrary arrest or detention
  • liberty and security of the person
  • freedom of expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly
  • fair trial
  • political participation

Trial of six protesters in Phan Rang-Thap Cham City, Ninh Thuan Province on August 22, 2018.


On June 10, 2018, Nghia attended a large protest in Phan Rang-Thap Cham City, Ninh Thuan Province, protesting against the Law of Special Economic Zones, which was in the process of review by the Vietnamese National Assembly. After that, he was arrested and tried under Art. 318 of the 2015 Criminal Code for “disturbing public order.” In a one-day trial on August 22, 2018, together with five other protesters, Nghia was sentenced to two years of imprisonment.

Profile last updated: 2019-01-14 19:31:36

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