Le Nguyen Sang
Arrested on 15 Aug 2006
A medical doctor, Le Nguyen Sang was arrested on August 15, 2006 with 3 other leaders (American citizen Do Thanh Cong, Nguyen Bac Truyen and Huynh Nguyen Dao) of the People’s Democratic Party. He was accused of committing acts of ‘terrorism’ for publishing articles ‘hostile to the regime’ on the Internet. The Vietnamese authorities first acknowledged his detention 36 days after the actual arrest. According to RSF, on 16 August 2007, a Ho Chi Minh City court reduced Le Nguyen Sang’s five-year prison sentence to four years on appeal.