Thach Cuong

Current Status: Sentenced to prison

Photo of Thach Cuong

Other Names: Thạch Cương

Date of Birth:

Gender: M

Religion: Buddhist

Ethnicity: Khmer Krom

Areas of Activism:

  • Indigenous rights
  • Religious freedom

Communities At Risk:

Arrested July 31, 2023. Sentenced to 3 years 6 months in prison under Art. 331 (2015 Code). Expected Release is January 31, 2027.

July 31, 2023
  • Art. 331 (2015 Code)
March 20, 2024
3 years 6 months in prison
January 31, 2027
US government

A court in Cau Ngang County in Tra Vinh Province on March 20, 2024 sentenced Khmer Krom activists Thach Cuong to four years in prison and To Hoang Chuong to three years and a half for “abusing democratic freedoms.” Prosecutors said that between September 2021 and June 2023, Cuong posted 11 videos about himself, shared 3 posts “from foreign sources and from Thach Cuong.” Chuong, they said, made eight posts that contained “untrue information” about the local police and other individuals, including about some doctors from a local hospital. They were also accused of passing out copies of the United Nations’ Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Profile last updated: 2024-04-28 19:25:49

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