Doan Van Dien
Current Status: Released - at risk
Other Names: Đoàn Văn Diên
Date of Birth: 1954
Religion: Christian (Protestant)
Areas of Activism:
- Freedom of expression
- Labor rights
- Land rights
- Religious freedom
- Interfaith Council of Vietnam
- Viet Labour Movement
Details - Background, History of Activism, Family Situation.
Profile photo source: Dân Làm Báo spot
Pastor Doan Van Dien was sentenced to 4.5 years in prison on December 10, 2007 by the People’s Court of Dong Nai for “abusing democratic freedoms,” along with his son Doan Huy Chuong, for labor and land rights organizing.
Arrest 1 - Arrested November 14, 2006. Sentenced to 4 years 6 months in prison. Released June 10, 2012.
- Art. 258 (1999 Code)
Doan Van Dien, his son Doan Huy Chuong, and two others, were tried and convicted on December 10, 2007 in the People’s Court of Dong Nai Province. Dien was sentenced to 4.5 years in prison under Art. 258 of the 1999 Criminal Code for (“abusing democratic freedoms”). According to Radio Free Asia: “The four were accused of collecting complaints of government land-rights violations and passing them on to RFA and other news organizations, as well as distributing anti-government leaflets at a meeting in Hanoi before an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in November 2006.”
Lĩnh án vì phá rối ANTT nhằm chống lại chính quyền nhân dân, An Ninh Thế giới online, November 02, 2010
Vietnamese Former Political Prisoner Arrested For 'Distributing Anti-State Materials Online,’ Radio Free Asia, January 12, 2018
Profile last updated: 2019-03-12 04:41:52