Nguyen Van Minh
Detained Since: February 11, 2014.
Charges: Causing public disorder.
Sentence: Two-and-a-half years in prison.
Biography: Nguyen Van Minh is an independent Hoa Hao Buddhist activist who has campaigned for freedom of religion and conscience. He was arrested on February 11, 2014 on charges of “causing public disorder” as he was travelling to visit former prisoner of conscience Nguyen Bac Truyen and his wife. On August 26, 2014, the Dong Thap Provincial People’s Court him two years and six months in prison. He is detained in Dong Thap Province.
Nguyen Van Minh has been RELEASED.
Advocate: Representative Ted Poe (R-TX, Ret.)
Vietnamese authorities released Hoa Hao Buddhist follower Nguyen Van Minh from prison this week after he served a two-and-a-half year sentence for disrupting public order. (August 12, 2016, Radio Free Asia)