Birth date: June 18, 1981
Activity: Engineer, social activist
Date of arrest: July 30, 2011
Sentence: Detained without trial
Charge: Attempting to overthrow the government (Article 79)
Current location: B14 Detention Center, Hanoi
Nguyen Van Oai is a member of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer. He attended the citizen journalism training of the Vietnam Redemptorist News (VRNs) and helped report on the anti-China protests in Vietnam during summer 2011. His arrest is part of a larger crackdown currently totaling 17 human rights defenders (mostly from Vinh Province).