Nguyen Van Nghia
Current Status: Likely released - at risk
Other Names: Nguyễn Văn Nghĩa
Date of Birth: 1989
Areas of Activism:
- Freedom of expression
Arrested June 10, 2018. Sentenced to 2 years in prison under Art. 318 (2015 Code). Released June 10, 2020.
- Art. 318 (2015 Code)
- 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.
Ninh Thuận xét xử thêm sáu người biểu tình, Radio Free Asia, August 22, 2018
Sáu bị cáo kích động, gây rối tại Ninh Thuận lãnh án, August 22, 2018
Profile last updated: 2020-08-23 20:12:41