Tu Cong Nghia
Current Status: Sentenced to prison
Other Names: Từ Công Nghĩa
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At 9:00 am on January 21, the appeal trial against Luu Van Vinh (sentenced to 15 years) and his co-defendants Nguyen Quoc Hoan (13 years), Nguyen Van Duc Do (11 years), Tu Cong Nghia (10 years), and Phan Van Trung (also known as Thich Nhat Hue, 8 years) began. But since one defense counsel, who was appointed by the authorities for Phan Trung, did not show up, the trial was postponed. No new date has been announced.
Vietnam jails five people accused of attempting to overthrow state, Channel News Asia, October 5, 2018
Arrest 1 - Arrested November, 2016. Sentenced to 10 years in prison. Expected Release is November, 2026.
- Art. 117 (2015 Code)
- Art. 79 (1999 Code)
Tu Cong Nghia was arrested in November 2016 in the same case with Luu Van Vinh and Nguyen Van Duc Do. Little information has been available about him.
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.
Profile last updated: 2019-01-28 05:06:30