Vuong Van Thuan
Current Status: Sentenced to prison
Other Names: Vương Văn Thuận
Date of Birth:
Religion: Buddhist (Hòa Hảo)
Last Known Prison: Xuan Loc prison, Dong Nai province
Areas of Activism:
- Religious freedom
Highlighted Human Rights Concerns:
- Violence concern
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.
Vietnam jails four for flying flag of 'Saigon regime,' Reuters, January 24, 2018
Arrested May 18, 2017. Sentenced to 7 years in prison under Art. 88 (1999 Code). Expected Release is May 18, 2024.
- Art. 88 (1999 Code)
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.
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