Le Thi Cong Nhan

Released Mar 6, 2010

Held 1,100 days  Arrested March 2007 in Vietnam

Prisoner Details

In May 2007, Le Thi Cong Nhan, a Vietnamese Christian and lawyer, was sentenced to four years in prison followed by three years of house arrest. Nhan was arrested and sentenced alongside Nguyen Van Dai, a Protestant church leader and lawyer. They are accused of a wide range of crimes; such as “conspiring with terrorists, in their efforts to promote human rights efforts, including religious rights and democracy.” They are also accused of compiling “evidence of Vietnam’s suppression of the Protestant religion and providing it to the U.S.-based Committee for Religious Freedom in Vietnam and the U.S. embassy.”

Following Nhan and Dai’s sentencing, the Vietnamese state news agency accused the lawyers of “posting information on the internet … [and] painting biased and distorted pictures of the country and its internal affairs.

Petition Officials

  • Truong Tan Sang

    President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

    Mailing Address



  • Pham Quang Vinh


    Email Address

    Mailing Address

    Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

    1233 20th Street NW, Suite 400

    Washington, DC 20036

    Other Contact Information

    Telephone: 202-861-0737

    Fax: 202-861-0917


  • Nguyen Phuong Nga

    Permanent Representative of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to the United Nations

    Email Address

    Mailing Address

    Socialist Republic of Vietnam to the United Nations

    866 United Nations Plaza, Suite 435

    New York, N.Y. 10017

    Other Contact Information

    Telephone: 212-644-0594

    Fax: 212-644-5732