Vietnamese PM Nguyen Tan Dung LIES:”There Are No Political Prisoners In Vietnam”

Posted on November 9, 2007

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List of Prisoners of Conscience as of May 2nd, 2007

(partial list) List of victims of religious and political oppression in Vietnam as of May2, 2007.  First word is family name and listed in alphabet order.Urgent attention and detainees without trial:

1. Bui Kim Thanh, lawyer, member of The Vietnam’s Democratic Party XXI, reside at 152/43A Dien Bien Phu, P.25. Q.3, Saigon, advocated and supported the farmers – detained on Nov. 3, 2006 at the mental hospital in Bien Hoa, Room B4, Section 4, to stop her from exposing
government unlawful land confiscation practices, within 4 days after arrest she was injected 20 times unknown medicine. Doctors at Cho Quan mental hospital certified she was normal (Thành).

2. Doan Huy Chuong aka Hoang Huy Chuong, born 1985, worker in Bien Hoa 2’s Industry Zone, member of the United Workers-Farmers Organization of Viet Nam, arrested Nov. 14, 2006 in Dong Nai, detained at B5 Prison in Dong Nai (Chu+o+ng).

3. Doan Van Dien, father of Doan Huy Chuong, arrested Nov. 15, 2006, reside in Dinh Quan, born 1954, Mennonite, previously detained Sept 11, 06 for religious activities. Member of UWFO of Viet Nam (Diên).

4. Duong Thi Tron, 60 years old, wife of Mr. Nguyen Van Tho, Women Charity leader of Hoa Hao Buddhist Church of Dong Thap, detained Oct. 2, 2006 along with her husband Nguyen Van Tho, jailed in Cao Lanh, Dong Thap without trial. Residence in Hoa Tan hamlet, Tan Hoa village,
Lai Vung district, Dong Thap (Tròn).

5. Ho Thi Bich Khuong, farmer-rights advocate, detained Apr. 25, 2007 at an Internet cafe, Nam Anh village, Nam Dan district, Nghe An (Khương).

6. Hong Trung, born 1964, pastor of Worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church, leader of For The People Party, detained one week by Gia Lai security police on Nov. 9, 2006, arrested Feb 22, 2007.

7. Huynh Nguyen Dao, journalist, pen name Huynh Viet Lang, leader of the People’s Democratic Party, arrested Aug 15, 2006, jailed in 4 Phan Dang Luu, Saigon, born 1968, BA in philosophy (Đạo).

8. Huynh Tan Phat, cyber dissident, accused of abusing the freedom and democracy rights under Article 258 of the Penal Code (Pha’t).

9. Le Ba Triet, business man, arrested Nov. 18, 2006 in Saigon, in suspicion with United Workers-Farmers Organization of Viet Nam, jailed in 4 Phan Dang Luu, Binh Thanh District, Saigon (Triết).

10. Le Nguyen Sang, MD, pen name Nguyen Hoang Long, founder of the People’s Democratic Party, arrested Aug 14, 2006, jailed in 4 Phan Dang Luu, Saigon.

11. Le Quoc Quan, lawyer, reside in Nghe An, detained in Mar 8, 2007, his whereabouts is unknown, writer in human rights and democracy issues, visited US and attended NED’s seminars in early of Mar 2007, charged with violating article 79 of the penal code, attempting to
overthrow the people’s government (Quân).

12. Le Thi Cong Nhan, 28, lawyer, Hanoi, interrogated several times since Sept 12, 06, detained Mar 6, 2007, charged with Article 88 of the Penal Code for “propagandising against the Socialist Republic of Vietnam” for advocating human rights and democracy (Nhân).

13. Le Trung Hieu, member of the People’’s Democratic Party, arrested around Aug 25, 2006, jailed in Tien Giang (Hiếu).

14. Le Van Soc, leader, Hoa Hao Buddhist Church of Vinh Long province, detained Nov. 4, 2006, jailed in Cao Lanh, Dong Thap without trial. Residence in Dong Thanh A hamlet, Dong Binh village, Binh Minh district, Vinh Long (Sóc).

15. Mai Thi Dung, 35 years old, 2005, jailed in Vinh Long, member of Hoa Hao Buddhist Church, detained Aug. 5, 2005, sentenced Sept. 27, 2005 for 5 years for disturbing the public order and against the government officials, along with her husband Vo Van Buu who got 7-year sentence, jailed in Xuan Loc, Dong Nai. She has a mother 76 and two children 14 and 11. Her mother’s address: Ms. Nguyen Thi Hue, No. 99, My Thanh hamlet, My An village, Cho Moi district, An Giang.

16. Nguyen Bac Truyen, lawyer, 37, central member of the People’s Democratic Party, detained Jan 2007 in prison 4, Phan Dang Luu, Saigon (Truyển).

17. Nguyen Binh Thanh, sentenced Mar. 30, 2007, 5 years in prison and 2 years under house arrest for association with Father Ly and being a member of the Progression Party (Thành).

18. Nguyen Ngoc Quang: Resided in 8th District, Saigon, member of 8406 group, interrogated Aug 5, 6, 10/06, detained Sept 2, 2006at B34 Prison, 237 Nguyen Van Cu, district 1, Saigon.

19. Nguyen Phong, sentenced Mar. 30, 2007, 6 years in prison and 3 years under house arrest for association with Father Ly and being a leader of the Progression Party.

20. Nguyen Tan Hoanh, founder of the United Workers-Farmers Organization of Viet Nam (UWFO), arrested Nov. 15, 2006 in Dong Nai province, detained at B5 Prison in Dong Nai, born 1984, was a worker at Seafood Import/Export Company in Dien Ban, Quang Nam, moved to
Saigon, leader of several labor strikes (Hoa`nh).

21. Nguyen Thanh Phong, 35 years old, member of Hoa Hao Buddhist Church, detained Aug. 5, 2005 along with his wife Nguyen Thi Ha, sentenced Sept. 27, 2005 for 6 years for disturbing the public order and against the government officials, jailed in Xuan Loc, Dong Nai, nephew of Mr. Vo Van Thanh Liem.

22. Nguyen Thi Ha, 32 years old, member of Hoa Hao Buddhist Church, detained Aug. 5, 2005, sentenced on Sept. 27, 2005 for 4 years by An Giang’s court for disturbing the public order and against the government officials, along with her husband Nguyen Thanh Phong who got 6-year sentence, jailed in Xuan Loc, Dong Nai. She has a mother 74, two children 12 and 10. Her Mother’s address: Ms. Le Thi Ut, No. 74, My Thanh hamlet, My An village, Cho Moi district, An Giang (Ha`).

23. Nguyen Thi Thanh, 50 years old, member of Hoa Hao Buddhist Church, detained Aug. 5, 2005, jailed in Vinh Long without trial. Residence in Phu Yen, Tuy Hoa.

24. Nguyen Thi Thuy Trang, young lawyer in the Ho Chi Minh City office of Quan & Brothers, detained in Mar 7, 2007 at Nọ 4 Pham Dang Luu.

25. Nguyen Thi Tuyet, worker and member of the United Workers-Farmers Organization of Viet Nam, joined several labor strikes in Dong Nai, arrested Nov. 15, 2006 in Saigon, situation unknown (Tuyết).

26. Nguyen Tuan, artist/painter, arrested Nov. 18, 2006 in Saigon, in suspicion with United Workers-Farmers Organization of Viet Nam, jailed in 4 Phan Dang Luu (Tuấn).

27. Nguyen Van Dai, 38, lawyer, detained Mar 6, 2007, prisoner No. 849V, cell 1719, prison No. 1 of Hanoi Security at Cau Dien, charged with Article 88 of the Penal Code for “propagandising against the Socialist Republic of Vietnam” for advocating human rights and democracy (Đài).

28. Nguyen Van Dien, 63 years old, member of Hoa Hao Buddhist Church, detained Aug. 5, 2005, sentenced Sept. 27, 2005 in An Giang for 7 years for dicturbing the public order and against the government officials, jailed in Xuan Loc, Dong Nai. Contact: Mr. Nguyen Van Tho,
No. 523, Hoa Tan hamlet, Tan Hoa village, Lai Vung district, Dong Thap ( Điền).

29. Nguyen Van Ly, 61, Catholic priest, sentenced Mar. 30, 2007, 8 years in prison and 5 years under house arrest, charged with Article 88.1.C of the Penal code for “production, storage, and distribution of anti-government materials against the Socialist Republic of Vietnam” for publishing the Freedom of Speech magazine (Ly’).

30. Nguyen Van Ngoc, leader The Vietnamese Patriots Group, arrested Feb 28, 2007 in Dong Nai province, location unknown (Ngọc).

31. Nguyen Van Tho, 62 years old, leader, Hoa Hao Buddhist Church of Dong Thap province, detained Oct. 2, 2006 along with his wife Duong Thi Tron, jailed in Cao Lanh, Dong Thap without trial. Residence in Hoa Tan hamlet, Tan Hoa village, Lai Vung district, Dong Thap (Thơ).

32. Nguyen Van Thuy, Youth leader, Hoa Hao Buddhist Church of Vinh Long province, detained Nov. 22, 2006, jailed in Cao Lanh, Dong Thap without trial. Residence in Dong Thanh hamlet, Dong Binh village, Binh Minh district, Vinh Long (Thùy).

33. Nguyen Vu Binh, sentenced 7 years, imprisoned since 2003 in Ba Sao prison, seriously sick with very high blood pressure and digestive system disorder (Bình).

34. Pham Ba Hai: Reside in Hoc Mon, stopped travel to India for work, member of 8406 group, detained Sept 8, 2006 in Thai Binh then transported to B34 prison (Hải)

35. To Van Manh, 55 years old, member of Hoa Hao Buddhist Church, detained Aug. 5, 2005, sentenced Sept. 27, 2005 for 6 years by An Giang’s court for disturbing the public order and against the government officials, jailed in Xuan Loc, Dong Nai. He has a wife and 3 children. Wife’s address: Ms. Le Thi Bich, No. 93, An Thai hamlet, My An Hung village, Lap Vo district, Dong Thap (Ma~nh).

36. Tran Khai Thanh Thuy, born 1960, writer, pen name Nguyen Thai Hoang, interrogated and detained Sept 3, 06, arrested April 21, 2007 for propaganda against the government (Article 88 Penal Code), reside in Long Bien, Hanoi (Thu?y – HNM source).

37. Tran Quoc Hien, speaker of the United Workers-Farmers Organization of Viet Nam, 8406 Group, arrested Jan 12, 2007 and detained at 4 Phan Dang Luu, Saigon (Hiền).

38. Tran Thi Le Hang aka Nguyen Thi Le Hong, founder of United Workers- Farmers Organization of Viet Nam, arrested Nov. 15, 2006 in Dong Nai province, detained at B5 Prison in Dong Nai, born 1959, farmer and worker, involved in several labor strikes.

39. Tran Thanh Phong, 35 years old, jailed in Vinh Long, member of Hoa Hao Buddhist Church, detained Aug. 5, 2005, sentenced on Sept. 27, 2005 for 6 years by An Giang’s court along with his wife Nguyen Thi Ha who got 4-year sentence. He has a mother 74, two children 12 and 10.
His mother’s address: Ms. Le Thi Ut, No. 74, My Thanh hamlet, My An village, Cho Moi district, An Giang.

40. Tran Tuan, painter, (Tuân)

41. Trinh Quoc Thao, leader of The Vietnamese Patriots Group, arrested Feb 28, 2007 in Dong Nai province, location unknown (Tha?o).

42. Truong Quoc Huy, 25-year old, member of 8406 group, reside in 10th District, Saigon, detained 9 months without trial from Oct. 19, 2005 to Jul. 7, 2006, released for over 1 month, re-arrested Aug. 18, 2006, a cyber dissident, accused of abusing the freedom and democracy rights under Article 258 of the Penal Code jailed in B4, 237 Nguyen Van Cừ, Saigon.

43. Truong Van Suong, life sentence, Ba Sao prison (Sương).

44. Vo Van Buu, 37 years old, member of Hoa Hao Buddhist Church, self- immolation Aug. 5, 2005 but was saved, sentenced Sept. 27, 2005 in An Giang for 7 years for disturbing the public order and against the government officials, jailed in Xuan Loc, Dong Nai. His wife, Mai Thi Dung, also sentenced for 6 years by the same court. He has a mother 76 and two children 14 and 11. His mother’s address: Ms. Nguyen Thi Hue, No. 99, My Thanh hamlet, My An village, Cho Moi district, An Giang (Bửu).

45. Vo Van Thanh Liem, 60 years old, member of Hoa Hao Buddhist Church, detained Aug. 5, 2005 along with nephew Nguyen Thanh Long, sentenced Sept. 18, 2005 for 6 years for disturbing the public order and against the government officials, jailed in Xuan Loc, Dong Nai.
Residence in Long Dien A, Cho Moi, An Giang (Liêm).

46. Vu Hoang Hai, Reside in 4th District, Saigon, member of 8406 group, interrogated, beaten, neck injury, detained Sept 5, 2006 (Hải)

47. Vuong Quoc Hoai, in Ha Tay, Protestant pastor (Muc Su Co Doc Phuc Lam), Son Ha Democracy Youths Group, joined the Progressive Party, interrogated Sept 13, 06 and detained at unknown location (Hoài).

48. Vu Van Hung, teacher at public high school Bich Hoa, Ha Tay, born 1966, reside in Ha Dong, detained April 18, 2007 for democracy and human rights advocate, (Hùng – PDP source).