Birth date/Age: 1950
Date of arrest: September 11, 2008
Sentence: Sentenced to 6 years imprisonment followed by 6 years house arrest on October 9, 2009
Charge: Propaganda against the socialist state (Article 88)
Current location: Prison Camp 6, Nghe An Province
Nguyen Xuan Nghia is one of the leaders of Bloc 8406. He was arrested on the night of September 11, 2008 for organizing peaceful protests against China. He had been previously detained in Hanoi while preparing for a peaceful demonstration against the Beijing Olympic Torch Relay on April 29, 2008. He is a recipient of Human Rights Watch’s Hellman/Hammett award.