|Days In Jail:||802 days|
|Arrest Date:||November 6, 2016|
|Trial Date:||October 5, 2018|
|Sentence:||8 years in prison follow by 3 years house arrest|
|Charge:||Article 79 (Attempting to overthrow the government)|
|Location:||Chi Hoa Prison Camp|
Phan Trung is a Buddhist monk (known as Thich Nhat Hue) and member of the Coalition for Vietnamese Self-Determination. He was arrested in November 2016 and held incommunicado until October 2017.
Chi Hoa Prison Camp
Activists being held at this prison:
|Luu Van Vinh|
|Nguyen Quoc Hoan|
|Nguyen Van Duc Do|
Note on Penal Code provisions:
A revised and expanded penal code took effect January 1, 2018 (known as the “Amended 2015 Penal Code”). While the previous provisions criminalizing political expression remained unchanged, they were renumbered. For instance, Article 79 (attempting to overthrow the government), Article 88 (anti-state propaganda), and Article 258 (abusing democratic rights) were renumbered as Article 109, Article 117, and Article 331, respectively.
For consistency with past media coverage, our database records the Article(s) that the prisoner was charged with (i.e., based on the version of the penal code applicable at the time of the sentencing).