Nguyen Van Nghia
Current Status: Sentenced
Other Names: Nguyễn Văn Nghĩa
Date of Birth: 1978
Areas of Activism:
- Art. 79
Nguyen Van Nghia is from Tien Giang province.
According to state-owned media, on Feb. 16, Nghia and other members of his group "collaborated with overseas organizations" to "print and distribute leaflets" in Quy Nhon and An Nhon township, in Binh Dinh’s Tuy Phuoc district. Binh Dinh newspaper said the leaflets had "content that appeals for support for a so-called 'interim national government of Vietnam,' speaks ill of current leaders, propagates and incites the people to subvert the government."
Nguyen Van Nghia was arrested in February 2017 and sentenced to 12 years of imprisonment under Art. 79 of the 1999 Criminal Code on December 27, 2017. Eight other members of the group were tried the same day and received from 3 to 14 years of imprisonment.
Zing.vn, Nhóm rải tờ rơi chống phá chính quyền lĩnh án, December 28, 2017
Nguoi Viet, Chín người ở Bình Định bị án tù vì cáo buộc ‘chống chế độ,’ December 31, 2017
Profile last updated: 2018-01-14 20:53:22