Thich Dong Long

Current Status: At risk

Photo of Thich Dong Long

Other Names: Thích Đồng Long

Date of Birth:

Gender: M

Religion: Buddhist

Ethnicity: Kinh

Occupation: Religious leader

Areas of Activism:

  • Religious freedom

Known Afilliations:

  • Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam

Details - Background.

Thich Dong Long is a member of the  United Buddhist Church of Vietnam, which is not recognized by authorities. As such, he has suffered harassment at his pagoda at Lien Tri 2, which is in Cu Chi district, including pressure to join the state-approved Buddhist sangha. 

Profile photo source: Radio Free Asia Vietnamese

May 22, 2019: detained while protesting violations of religious freedom

May 22-24, 2019
Public security
Outside of Consulate General of the US (map)

  • freedom from arbitrary arrest or detention
  • liberty and security of the person
  • freedom of peaceful assembly
  • freedom of belief and religion

At 2:30 pm on May 22, 2019, the Public Security of Ho Chi Minh City arrested Thich Dong Long, a Buddhist monk, and took him away when he was alone protesting against Vietnamese violations of religious freedom and human rights in front of the Consulate General of the United States. As of May 23, authorities still held Long at the police station of Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, according to Facebooker Nguyen Khanh. After almost two days in detention, he was released.

Profile last updated: 2019-06-15 21:00:06

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