Nguyen Van Thien
Current Status: Sentenced
Other Names: Nguyễn Văn Thiện
Date of Birth: 1961
Areas of Activism:
- Land rights
- Art. 245
Nguyen Van Thien is a veteran from Ha Nam province.
After becoming the victim of a land grab, he became vocally critical about government corruption and violations of land rights.
Nguyen Van Thien was arrested on August 6, 2014, after attempting to file a formal complaint against local, corrupt officials. He was tried in July 2015 under Article 245 of the 1999 Criminal Code for "disturbing public order" and sentenced to four years in prison. His appeal was denied in October 2015.
Prisoners of Conscience in Vietnam, Amnesty International, April 2018 (PDF)
Profile last updated: 2018-05-28 19:15:38