Nguyen Van Nghia

Current Status: Sentenced

Photo of Nguyen Van Nghia

Other Names: Nguyễn Văn Nghĩa

Date of Birth: 1978

Gender: M


Ethnicity: Kinh


Latest Prison:

Areas of Activism:

  • Democracy

Known Affiliations:

Arrest History

February, 2017
December 27, 2017
12 years in prison
  • Art. 79
February, 2029


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.

Profile last updated: 2018-01-14 20:53:22