Thich Dong Long
Current Status: At risk
Other Names: Thích Đồng Long
Date of Birth:
Occupation: Religious leader
Areas of Activism:
- Religious freedom
- 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
- 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.
Bị sách nhiễu tại cư gia, HT Thích Đồng Long ra trung tâm Saigon để biểu tình phải đối, và bị bắt giữ, Nha Nam Media, May 22, 2019
Profile last updated: 2019-06-15 21:00:06