Nguyen Quoc Hoan

Current Status: Sentenced

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Other Names: Nguyễn Quốc Hoàn

Date of Birth:

Gender: M

Religion:

Ethnicity: Kinh

Occupation:

Latest Prison: HCM city Police detention center, No. 4 Phan Dang Luu, Ho Chi Minh city

Areas of Activism:

  • Democracy

Known Affiliations:

Arrest History

November, 2016
October 5, 2018
13 years in prison
  • Art. 79
November, 2029

Details

October 2018:

Luu Van Vinh was sentenced to 15 years in prison on October 5. His co-defendants were also sentenced to prison terms: Nguyen Quoc Hoan, 13 years; Nguyen Van Duc Do, 11 years; Tu Cong Nghia, 10 years; and Phan Van Trung, 8 years. The five had been detained since November 2016, and all were charged under Article 79 of the 1999 Criminal Code for subversion. Vinh founded a group called the Coalition for Self-Determination for the Vietnamese People, which he had left a few days before his arrest; others were implicated as allegedly belonging to the group, which called for political change in Vietnam.

 

Nguyen Quoc Hoan is from Lam Dong province.

Nguyen Quoc Hoan was arrested in November 2016 under Art. 79, in the same case as Luu Van Vinh and Nguyen Van Duc Do. The three are currently detained at Chi Hoa prison, Ho Chi Minh city. Little information is available on his current condition.

October 2018:

Nguyen Quoc Hoan was sentenced to 13 years in prison on October 5, almost two years after his initial arrest. 

October 2018:

“Thirteen people have been placed behind bars in the past five weeks for ‘crimes’ such as blogging, using Facebook and other peaceful pursuits," Amnesty International said in response to the October 5 trial. Human Rights Watch called for the release of the five co-defendants as well. 

Profile last updated: 2018-10-08 03:39:35