Huynh Nguyen Dao

Huynh Nguyen Dao

Location: Vietnam
13° 19' 31.746" N, 108° 14' 14.298" E
Status: Released
Arrested between 15 Aug 2006 and 25 Feb 2009

A former journalist, Huynh Nguyen Dao,who writes under the pen name Huynh Viet Long, was arrested on August 15, 2006 for distributing pamphlets and posting political documents online, the government charged him with ‘terrorism.’ His detention was only acknowledged 36 days after the actual arrest. Huynh Nguyen Dao was sentenced to three years imprisonment, the sentence was reduced later to two and half a year. He was released on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009 after serving a two and half year prison sentence.

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