Nguyen Nhat Thuong
Current Status: Sentenced to prison
Other Names: Nguyễn Nhật Thượng
Date of Birth:
Religion: Buddhist (Hòa Hảo)
Last Known Prison: Bang Lang prison, Long Xuyen district, An Giang province
Areas of Activism:
- Religious freedom
Highlighted Human Rights Concerns:
- Violence concern
Details - Background, Family Situation.
Nguyen Nhat Thuong is a Hoa Hao Buddhist.
Vietnam jails four for flying flag of 'Saigon regime,' Reuters, January 24, 2018
Arrested May 18, 2017. Sentenced to 6 years in prison under Art. 88 (1999 Code). Expected Release is May 18, 2023.
- Art. 88 (1999 Code)
Nguyen Nhat Thuong was arrested on May 18, 2017, at his family's home. The house was put under siege by authorities at the time of the arrest, blasted with water cannons that injured many inside. Thuong's cousin, uncle, and brother were also arrested. The four were reportedly arrested for making and flying the flag of the former Republic of Vietnam.
Nguyen Nhat Thuong was sentenced to 6 years in prison on January 23, 2018, under Article 88.
Profile last updated: 2020-04-16 02:44:44