Nguyen Bac Truyen
Current Status: Pre-trial detention
Other Names: Nguyễn Bắc Truyển
Date of Birth: August 12, 1968
Religion: Buddhist (Hoa Hao)
Areas of Activism:
- Land rights
- Religious freedom
- Art. 88
- Art. 79
Nguyen Bac Truyen still remains in detention in an unknown location. His wife attempts to visit him, but his location has not been confirmed. He has gastrointestinal and heart conditions that require continuous access to medication.
Nguyen Bac Truyen runs the Vietnamese Political & Religious Prisoners Friendship Association; he also provides free legal advice to those affected by land grabs and is an adovcate for human rights and for the release of all political prisoners in Vietnam.
In 2011, he won Human Rights Watch's Hellman/Hammett Award for his work.
Former prisoner of conscience Nguyen Bac Truyen was kidnapped and arrested on July 30, 2017. His whereabouts remain unknown. His wife has tried multiple times via letter and in-person visits to ascertain his location, but she has not been given any information. Truyen was arrested along with three other pro-democracy activists associated with the Brotherhood of Democracy and prisoner of conscience Nguyen Van Dai. They were arrested under Article 79 for activities deemed to be subversive.
Front Line Defender’s released an action for Nguyen Trung Ton, Pham Van Troi, Nguyen Bac Truyen, and Truong Minh Duc, who were all arrested in late July 2017, calling for their immediate release.
Defend the Defenders's archives
Amnesty International Urgent Action, Vietnam: Missing Human Rights Defender At Risk of Torture: Nguyen Bac Truyen, August 22, 2017 (PDF)
Profile last updated: 2018-01-14 20:14:11