Vuong Van Thuan

Current Status: Sentenced

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Other Names: Vương Văn Thuận

Date of Birth:

Gender: M

Religion: Buddhist (Hoa Hao)

Ethnicity: Kinh


Latest Prison: Bang Lang prison, Long Xuyen district, An Giang province

Areas of Activism:

  • Democracy
  • Religious freedom

Known Affiliations:

Arrest History

May 18, 2017
January 23, 2018
7 years in prison
  • Art. 88
May 18, 2024


Vuong Van Thuan is a Hoa Hao Buddhist. 

Vuong Van Thuan was arrested on May 18, 2017, at his home. The house was put under siege by authorities at the time of the arrest, blasted with water cannons that injured many inside. Thuan's father and two cousins were also arrested. The four were reportedly arrested for making and flying the flag of the former Republic of Vietnam.

January 2018:

Vuong Van Thuan was sentenced to seven years in prison on January 23, 2018, under Article 88. 

Thuan's father (Vuong Van Tha) and two cousins (Nguyen Nhat Thuong and Nguyen Nhat Truong) were sentenced to 12 and six years each, respectively, at the same time as Thuan's trial. 

Profile last updated: 2018-02-06 13:56:08