Nguyễn Xuân Ngãi
He had served in the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) as a young Medical Officer at Nguyen Van Hoc Hospital in Saigon.
On April 30, 1975, he was imprisoned by the Communist Vietnamese government for three years and was released. He secretly left Vietnam and immigrated to the United States.
Dr. Nguyen Xuan Ngai's work was praised within the medical field in Vietnam and was reported by media networks throughout Vietnam. This alarmed the Vietnamese Communist when news spread throughout the media that Dr. Nguyen Xuan Ngai was also involved with an opposition organization known as the People's Action Party of Vietnam.
On March 1, 2002, Communist Police arrived at his hotel in Saigon and seized his passport, visa and airplane ticket. He was accused of having tried to overthrow the Vietnamese Communist government, a crime that can carry the death penalty.
There was an outcry by the Vietnamese Community in the United States and after one week he was eventually released and allowed to return to the United States.
- Dr. Ngai Nguyen, Vice-Chair of the PAP being detained by Vietnamese authorities during a medical mission in Vietnam Mercury News
- Dr. Ngai Nguyen after a week of being detained by Vietnamese authorities during a medical mission in VN pg. 1
- Dr. Ngai Nguyen after a week of being detained by Vietnamese authorities during a medical mission in VN pg. 2