Nguyen Van Thien

Current Status: Sentenced

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Other Names: Nguyễn Văn Thiện

Date of Birth: 1961

Gender: M

Religion:

Ethnicity: Kinh

Occupation: Veteran

Latest Prison:

Areas of Activism:

  • Land rights

Known Affiliations:

Arrest History

August 6, 2014
July, 2015
4 years in prison
  • Art. 245
August 6, 2018

Details

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