Vuong Van Thuan
Current Status: Sentenced
Other Names: Vương Văn Thuận
Date of Birth:
Religion: Buddhist (Hoa Hao)
Latest Prison: Bang Lang prison, Long Xuyen district, An Giang province
Areas of Activism:
- Religious freedom
- Art. 88
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.
Vuong Van Thuan was sentenced to seven years in prison on January 23, 2018, under Article 88.
Vietnam jails four for flying flag of 'Saigon regime,' Reuters, January 24, 2018
Profile last updated: 2018-02-06 13:56:08