Nguyen Nhat Thuong

Current Status: Sentenced

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Other Names: Nguyễn Nhật Thượng

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
6 years in prison
  • Art. 88
May 18, 2023


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.

January 2018:

Nguyen Nhat Thuong was sentenced to 6 years in prison on January 23, 2018, under Article 88. 

Thuong's cousin (Vuong Van Thuan), uncle (Vuong Van Tha), and brother (Nguyen Nhat Truong) were sentenced to seven, 12, and six years, respectively, at the same time as Thuong's trial. 

Profile last updated: 2018-02-06 13:56:24