Vuong Van Thuan

Current Status: Sentenced to prison

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Other Names: Vương Văn Thuận

Date of Birth:

Gender: M

Religion: Buddhist (Hòa Hảo)

Ethnicity: Kinh

Last Known Prison: Xuan Loc prison, Dong Nai province

Areas of Activism:

  • Democracy
  • Religious freedom

Highlighted Human Rights Concerns:

  • Violence concern

November 2018:

Vuong Van Thuan is now held at Xuan Loc Detention Center, Dong Nai Province.

Details - Background, Family Situation.

Vuong Van Thuan is a Hoa Hao Buddhist. 

Thuan's father (Vuong Van Tha) and two cousins (Nguyen Nhat Thuong and Nguyen Nhat Truong) were sentenced to 12 and six years each, respectively, at the same time as Thuan's trial. 

Arrested May 18, 2017. Sentenced to 7 years in prison under Art. 88 (1999 Code). Expected Release is May 18, 2024.

May 18, 2017
  • Art. 88 (1999 Code)
January 23, 2018
7 years in prison
May 18, 2024

Vuong Van Thuan was arrested on May 18, 2017, at his home. The house was put under siege by authorities at the time of the arrest, blasted with water cannons that injured many inside. Thuan's father and two cousins were also arrested. The four were reportedly arrested for making and flying the flag of the former Republic of Vietnam.

January 2018:

Vuong Van Thuan was sentenced to seven years in prison on January 23, 2018, under Article 88. 

Profile last updated: 2020-08-07 20:02:54

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