Nguyen Nhat Thuong
Current Status: Sentenced
Other Names: Nguyễn Nhật Thượng
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
Nguyen Nhat Thuong is a Hoa Hao Buddhist.
Nguyen Nhat Thuong was arrested on May 18, 2017, at his family's home. The house was put under siege by authorities at the time of the arrest, blasted with water cannons that injured many inside. Thuong's cousin, uncle, and brother were also arrested. The four were reportedly arrested for making and flying the flag of the former Republic of Vietnam.
Nguyen Nhat Thuong was sentenced to 6 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 13:56:24