Vietnam Holds 246 Prisoners of Conscience: Now!Campaign

Latest Count: Vietnam Holds 246 Prisoners of Conscience

Press Release, October 1, 2018

According to the Now!Campaign, which consists of 14 international and Vietnamese civil society organizations, the government of Vietnam is holding at least 246 in prisons or similar forms of detention compared to 165 cases in November 2017, when the campaign was launched. This makes the country the second largest jailer of dissidents in the region, only behind Myanmar.

The above number include219 who have been convicted – typically of political crimes such as “propaganda against the state” and “injuring the national unity” and 26 others held in pre-trial detentionas well as one (Venerable Thich Quang Do, the Supreme Patriarch of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam) under indefinite house arrest. Bloggers, lawyers, unionists, land rights activists, political dissidents, and followers of non-registered minority religions have been arrested and detained for peacefully exercising their internationally and constitutionally protected rights, principally the right to freedom of expression, freedom of peaceful assembly and freedom of religion or belief. The list does not include individuals who have engaged in or advocated violence.

In the first nine months of 2018, Vietnam has arrested 24 human rights activists. By the end of September, it has convicted 33 activists and sentenced themto a total of 225.5years in prison and 56 years of probation.In addition, 60 persons wereconvicted in connection to themass demonstrationsthat started inmid-June, where tens of thousands of protesters opposed the two bills on Special Economic Zones and Cyber Security. Thedemonstrators were sentenced to a total of 113 years and five months in prison and 89 months of probation. 

Thirty-two of the prisoners of conscience identified by the NOW! Campaign are female. With one exception, all of these women come from the majority Kinh ethnic group. The one exception, Rmah Hruth, is an ethnic Jarai woman who was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment in March 2014. In total, 148people, or 60.2 % of the list, are ethnic Kinh. The second largest ethnic grouping on the list are Montagnards, a loose set of religious and ethnic minorities who live in the mountains of the Central Highlands. They account for 75 people, 30.5% of those on the list. Two of those on the list are Khmer Krom. At the time of writing, the NOW! Campaign has yet to confirm the ethnicity of the seven others on the list.

Mostprisoners of conscience have been charged withor convictedof allegationsunder Articles 79, 87 and 88 of the1999Penal Codeor Article 109, 117 and 331 in the 2015 Penal Code:

– 38 activists convicted and six charged with subversion (Article 79 of 1999 Penal Code or Article 109 in the 2015 Penal Code);

– 13 activists convicted and five charged with anti-state propaganda (Article 88 of the 1999 Penal Code or Article 117 of the 2015 Penal Code);

– 36 people from ethnic minorities were convicted for undermining the national unity policy (Article 87 of the 1999 Penal Code);

– 12 activists wereconvicted oror charged with “abusing democratic freedom” (Article 258 of the 1999 Penal Code or Article 331 of the 2015 Penal Code);

– 65 individuals were convictedofor charged with “disrupting public orders” (under Article 245 of the 1999 Penal Code or Article 318 of the 2015 Penal Code). Sixty of them were imprisoned for participatingor being suspected of planning to participatein the mid-June demonstrations and their aftermath;

– The charge(s) for 53 individuals are unknown or have yet been announced by authorities.

 

Background:Vietnam’s government continues its intensified crackdown on local dissent by convicting many activists and arresting numerous other government critics, bloggers, Facebook users,nonviolentdemonstrators, and other critics of the government

In order to deal with growing social disatisfaction and silence activists as well as discourage critics, the government has applied severe measures, including sentencing democracy activists and human rights defenders to lengthy sentences, arresting outspoken bloggers and charging them with patently political “crimes”, and employing harsh measuresto prevent street demonstrations.

Arrestsin the aftermath of the June demonstrations: Between July 1 and September 30, Vietnam arrested 19 activists and bloggers. Halfof them were charged underprovisions of the Penal Code while the charges againstthe remaining nine have not been announced.

University student Huynh Duc Thanh Binh was chargedwith “attempting to overthrow the government” under Article 109 of the 2015 Penal Code, while Nguyen Ngoc Anh, Nguyen Trung Linh, and Huynh Truong Ca were charged with “[m]aking, storing, [or] spreading information, materials, [or]items for the purpose of opposing the government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam”  under Article 117. Bloggers Le Anh Hung, Nguyen Hong Nguyen, Truong Dinh Khang, Bui Manh Dong, and Doan Khanh Vinh Quang were charged with “abusing democratic freedom” under Article 331. Doan Khanh Vinh Quang and Bui Manh Dongwere originally accused of “[i]llegal provision or use of information on computer networks or telecommunications networks” under Article 288 but later tried under Article 331.

In addition, Ms. Hoang Thi Thu Vang, 52, was arrested on September 3, 2018 and charged with “Disruption of security” under Article 118 of the Penal Code. She is held incommunicado in Ho Chi Minh City.

All of these dissidents have been held incommunicado during the investigation period. They are not permitted to meet with their lawyers, and their families are not allowed to visit them in person and must turn over to the prison authorities food, medicine and other personal necessities intended for the detainees.

On July 7and 8, police arrested Huynh Duc Thinh, the father of Huynh Duc Thanh Binhwhose case is discussed above, and Tran Long Phi as well as Vietnamese American Michael Nguyen Phuong Minh. The first three had been participating in a peaceful demonstration in June to protest the new laws on Special Economic Zones and Cyber Security. While Binh was charged with subversion, the charges against the other threehave not been announced.

Duringand aroundthe Independence Day holiday (September 2),thepolice in Ho Chi Minh City (aka Saigon) reportedly arrested a dozen members of the unregistered group Hien Phap (Constitution),which seeks to promote human rightsthat are constitutionally guaranteed to all citizens by distributing copies of Vietnam’s 2013 Constitution. Police were said to have releasedsome of them but still to be holdingeight members of the group for investigation. On September 1, police announced the arrest of only Huynh Truong Ca, who was later charged under Article 117. The families of bloggers Ngo Van Dung, Doan Thi Hong and Do The Hoa said they hadnot yet been informed by police of the arrest and detention of their relatives or of any charges against them.

Convictions: In the past three months, Vietnam convicted eight activists named Le Dinh Luong, Nguyen Trung Truc, Dao Quang Thuc, Do Cong Duong, Doan Khanh Vinh Quang, Bui Manh Dong, Nguyen Hong Nguyen and Truong Dinh Khang, and upheld the 13-year sentence of Nguyen Van Tuc but reduced the sentence of Nguyen Viet Dung by one year, to six years in prison and five years of probation.

Messrs. Luong, Thuc and Truc were all convicted of “subversion”andwere sentenced to 20 years, 13 years,and 12 years in prison, respectively, followed by five years of probationeach,for their social media advocacy of human rights, multi-party democracy, and environmental justice. The sentence of Mr. Luong was the highest imposed on a peaceful dissidentin many years.

On September 22, Mr. Nguyen Hong Nguyen and Ms. Truong Dinh Khang were convicted for “abusing democratic freedoms” and sentenced to two years and one year,respectively,for posting and sharing articles that were critical of the government on their Facebook accounts. In thenext five days, authorities in Can Tho City sentenced Doan Khanh Vinh Quang to 27 months and Bui Manh Dong to 30 months in prison onthe same charge.

Do Cong Duong, who had petitioned for the return of confiscated land and exposed corruption among government officials in Tu Son Town,Bac Ninh Province, was sentenced to four years in prison for “disrupting public order” because he had filmed a forced eviction. He now faces a second trial, expected to take place in October, on an additional charge of “abusing democratic freedoms” under Article 331.

Of the60 protesters who had, or had been suspected of having, participatedin themid-June mass demonstrationswere convicted of “disrupting public order” under Article 318 of the Penal Code, 52 were sentenced to between eight months and 54 months in prison and the remaining eight were given between five and 12 months of probation.

On October 5, Vietnam will hold the first-instance trial hearing against democracy activist Luu Van Vinh and his associates Nguyen Van Duc Do, Phan Trung, Nguyen Quoc Hoan and Tu Cong Nghia. They were all linked to the Coalition for Self-Determination for the Vietnamese People, which was founded by Mr. Vinh. They were arrested in early November 2016 and charged with subversion. They have been inpre-trialdetention since their arrests.

Mistreatment in prison: In July-August, imprisoned human rights activists Tran Thi Nga and Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh (Mother Mushroom) were reportedly mistreated in prison. Ms. Nga was beaten and given death threats by an inmate.On September 29, Nga was denied of her family’s visit and her family is concerned about her safety. The last time she met with her family was July 26.

Ms. Quynh was also threatened by an inmate and provided with poor-quality food. Quynh conducted a long-lasting hunger strike on July 7-23 in a bid to protest the prison’s inhumane treatment.

Mr. Tran Huynh Duy Thuc, who is serving his 16-year imprisonment in the Prison camp No. 6 in the central province of Nghe An, conducted hunger strike on August 14-September 16 in a bid to protest the prison’s bad treatment which aims to force him to make wrong confession.

The Ministry of Public Security is applying a common practice to send convicted human rights activists after the final hearings to serve their sentences to prison camps far from their families as additional punishment for those who refuse to admit wrongdoings.The victims include Tran Huynh Duy Thuc, Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, and Tran Thi Nga who were sent to prisons located between 1,000 km and 2,000 km from their families. The following table lists a number of illustrative cases.

Releasefrom prison:On August 10, Ms. Tran Thi Thuy completedher 8-year imprisonment for “conducting anti-state propaganda” under Article 88 of the 1999 Penal Code. She is now serving five yearsof probation.

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The term “prisoner of conscience” (POC) was coined by Peter Benenson in the 1960s. It refers to any individual “imprisoned for his/her political, religious or conscientiously held beliefs, ethnic origin, sex, colour, language, national or social origin, economic status, birth, sexual orientation or other status who have not used violence or advocated violence or hatred.”

The NOW! Campaign is a joint campaign initiated by Boat People SOS calling upon the government of Vietnam to release all prisoners of conscience immediately and unconditionally. The campaign is supported by 14 non-government organizations:

 

Boat People SOS (BPSOS)

Front Line Defenders (FLD)

Civil Right Defenders (CRD)

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW)

Defend the Defenders (DTD)

Stefanus Alliance International

Asian Parliamentatian for Human Rights (APHR)

The 88 Project

Independent Journalists Association of Vietnam (IJAVN)

Progressive Voice-Burma

Vietnam Women for Human Rights (VNWHR)

Campaign to Abolish Torture in Vietnam (VN-CAT)

World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT)

Montagnard Human Rights Organization (MHRO)

 

Join NOW! and call on the government of Vietnam to release immediately and unconditionally all prisoners of conscience and peaceful human rights activists being held in pre-trial detention. For more information, visit www.vietnampocs.com.

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Appendix: List of Vietnamese Prisoners of Conscience as of September 30, 2018

 

No. Full name Gender DOB Charge(s) Sentence
1 Dao Quang Thuc male 1960 79 14 years
2 Le Dinh Luong male 1965 79 20 years
3 Nguyen Van Tuc male 1974 79 13 years
4 Nguyen Trung Truc male 1963 79 12 years
5 Nguyen Trung Ton male 1971 79 12 years
6 Truong Minh Duc male 1960 79 12 years
7 Pham Van Troi male 1972 79 7 years
8 Nguyen Bac Truyen male 1968 79 11 years
9 Tran Thi Xuan female 1976 79 9 years
10 Nguyen Viet Dung male 1976 88 6 years
11 Tran Hoang Phuc male 1994 88 6 years
12 Vu Quang Thuan male 1966 88 8 years
13 Nguyen Van Dien male 1980 88 6 years six months
14 Hoang Duc Binh male 1983 330, 331 14 years
15 Phan Kim Khanh male 1983 88 6 years
16 Tran Huynh Duy Thuc male 1966 79 16 years
17 Nguyen Van Oai male 1981 257, 304 5 years
18 Tran Thi Nga female 1977 88 9 years
19 Nguyen Van Hoa male 1995 88 7 years
20 Ho Van Hai (Ho Hai) male 1957 88 4 years
21 Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh female 1979 88 10 years
22 Le Thanh Tung male 1968 79 12 years
23 Tran Anh Kim male 1949 79 13 years
24 Nguyen Huu Quoc Duy male 1985 88 3 years
25 Nguyen Huu Vinh male 1956 258 5 years
26 Ngo Hao male 1943 79 15 years
27 Dinh Nguyen Kha male 1988 88 6 years
28 Nguyen Dang Minh Man female 1985 79 8 years
29 Ho Duc Hoa male 1974 79 13 years
30 Nguyen Hoang Quoc Hung male 1981 89 9 years
31 Bui Hieu Vo male 1962 88 4 years six months
32 Pham Thi Phuong female 1945 79 11 years
33 Phan Van Thu male 1948 79 life prison
34 Le Xuan Phuc male 1951 79 15 years
35 Le Trong Cu male 1966 79 12 years
36 Le Duy Loc male 1956 79 12 years
37 Nguyen Ky Lac male 1956 79 12 years
No. Full name Gender DOB Charge(s) Sentence
38 Do Thi Hong female 1957 79 13 years
39 Ta Khu male 1947 79 16 years
40 Tran Phi Dung male 1984 79 13 years
41 Tran Quan male 1966 79 13 years
42 Vo Ngoc Cu male 1951 79 16 years
43 Vo Thanh Le male 1955 79 16 years
44 Vo Tiet male 1952 79 16 years
45 Vuong Tan Son male 1953 79 17 years
46 Doan Dinh Nam male 1951 79 16 years
47 Doan Van Cu male 1962 79 14 years
48 Le Duc Dong male 1983 79 12 years
49 Luong Nhat Quang male 1987 79 12 years
50 Phan Thanh Tuong male 1987 79 10 years
51 Vu Van Hung male 1966 134 1 year
52 Nguyen Nam Phong male 1980 330 2 years
53 Le Thi Hong Hanh female 1979 245 3 years
54 Bui Van Trung male 1964 245 6 years
55 Bui Van Tham male 1987 245, 247 6 years
56 Nguyen Hoang Nam male 1982 245 4 years
57 Pastor A Dao male 81 91 5 years
58 Ly A Thao male 1994 199 3 years
59 Ly A Lau male 1990 199 3 years
60 Ly A Kha male 1989 199 3 years
61 Ly A Lau male 1981 199 3 years
62 Ly A Vu male 1990 199 3 years
63 Ly A Sung male 1984 199 3 years
64 Ly A Cho male 1989 199 3 years
65 Giang A Vu male 1984 199 3 years
66 A Gyun male 1980 87 5 years
67 A Tik male 1952 87 8 years
68 Dinh Ku male 1972 87 7 years
69 Thin male 1979 87 6 years
70 Tran Minh Loi male 1968 290 6 years
71 A Gron male 1943 Unknown 5 years
72 A Jen male 1984 Unknown 9 years
73 Y Hriam Kpa male 1976 87 6 years, six months
74 Y Lao Mlo male 1987 87 8 years
75 Nguyen Van Huu male 1957 Unknown 6 years
76 Nguyen Van Thien male 1961 258 4 years
77 Ngo Thi Minh Uoc female 1959 88 4 years
No. Full name Gender DOB Charge(s) Sentence
78 Rmah Hruth male unknown unknown 5 years
79 A Quyn male 1973 87 9 years six months
80 Dieu Bre male 1969 unknown 4.5 years
81 Venerable Thach Thuol male 1985 91 six months
82 Pastor Y Yich male 1969 46, 49 and 87 12 months
83 Dinh Ngo male 1987 unknown 7 years
84 Pastor A Byo male 1967 87 4 years
85 Y Drim Nie male 1972 unclear 8 years
86 Nguyen Dinh male 1968 79 14 years
87 Nguyen Thai Binh male 1986 79 12 years
88 Phan Thanh Y male 1948 79 12 years
89 Tu Thien Luong male 1950 79 16 years
90 A Tach (aka Ba Hloi) male 1959 87 11 years
91 Y Yem Hwing male 1972 Unknown 8 years
92 Chi male 1984 87 8 years
93 Run male 1971 87 9 years
94 A Yum (aka Balk) male 1940 87 8 years
95  Buyk/Byuk male 1945 87 8 years
96 John “Chinh” male 1952 87 9 years
97 Pastor Runh male 1979 unknown 10 years
98 A Hyum, (aka Ba Kol) male 1940 87 8 years
99 Siu Thai (aka Ama Thuong) male 1978 87 10 years
100 Kpuil Le male 87 8 years
101 Kpuil Mel male 87 9 years
102 Pastor Y Muk Nie male 1968 unknown 9 years
103 Kpa Sinh male 1959 87 8 years
104 Rah Lan Blom male 1976 87 9 years
105 Rah Lan Mlih male 1966 87 9 years
106 Ro Mah Klit male 1946 87 8 years
107 Siu Brom male 1967 87 10 years
108 Siu Hlom male 1967 87 12 years
109 Ro Mah Pro male 1964 87 8 years
110 Rmah Hlach (aka Ama Blut) male 1968 87 12 years
111 Siu Koch (aka Ama Lien) male 1985 87 9 years
112 Noh male 1959 87 12 years
113 Ro Lan Ju (aka Ama Suit) male 1968 87 9 years
114 Siu Ben (aka Ama Yon) male 87 12 years
115 Kpa Binh male 1976 87 9 years
116 Rmah Pro male 1964 87 unclear
No. Full name Gender DOB Charge(s) Sentence
117 Pastor Siu Nheo male 1955 Unknown 10 years
118 Nhi (aka Ba Tiem) male 1958 87 10 years
119 Pinh male 1967 87 9 years
120 Roh male 1962 87 10 years
121 Y Ty Ksor male 1989 Unknown 14 years
122 Siu Bler male 1962 Unknown 17 years
123 Pastor Y Ngun Knul male 1968 Unknown 18 years
124 Y Kur Bdap male 1971 Unknown 17 years
125 Venerable Thich Quang Do male 1928 87 House arrest
126 Bui Thi Bich Tuyen female 1982 245 3 years
127 Kpuih Khuong male Unknown Unknown
128 Rmah Khil male Unknown Unknown
129 Rmah Bloanh male Unknown Unknown
130 A Kuin (aka Ba Chan) male 1974 Unknown Unknown
131 Ngu (aka Ba San) male 1972 Unknown Unknown
132 Dieu By O male 1967 Unknown Unknown
133 Dinh Yum male 1963 Unknown Unknown
134 Ro Mah Pla (aka Rmah Bla; aka Ama Em) male 1968 Unknown Unknown
135 Siu Thinh (aka Ama Kham) male 1978 Unknown Unknown
136 Dinh Ly male Unknown Unknown
137 Rung male 1979 Unknown Unknown
138 Dinh Lu male 1976 Unknown Unknown
139 Dinh Hron male 1981 Unknown Unknown
140 Phan Thanh Tuong male 1987 Unknown Unknown
141 Trang A Cho male 1985 Unknown Unknown
142 Roh Ma Dai male 1989 Unknown Unknown
143 Puih Bop male 1959 Unknown Unknown
144 Ksor Kam (Ama H’Trum) male 1965 Unknown Unknown
145 Ro Lan Kly (Ama Blan) male 1962 Unknown Unknown
146 Dinh Nong male 1965 Unknown Unknown
147 Ksor Phit male 1970 Unknown Unknown
148 Siu Dik male 1970 Unknown Unknown
149 Ksor Pup (Ama Hyung) male Unknown Unknown
150 Siu Doang male 1983 Unknown Unknown
151 Nguyen Van Thong male 1965 Unknown Unknown
152 Y Jim Eban male Unknown Unknown
153 Nguyen Tien Thinh male Unknown Unknown
154 Hoang Van Thu male Unknown Unknown
155 Nguyen Le Chau Binh male Unknown Unknown
No. Full name Gender DOB Charge(s) Sentence
156 Nguyen Nhu Y male 1986 318 15 months
157 Ta Thanh Duy male 1971 318 15 months
158 Trương Thanh Kiệt male 2002 318 5-month probation
157 Nguyễn Đoàn Phước Mỹ male 2002 318 6-month probation
160 Nguyen Huu Thanh male 1991 318 8 months
161 Nguyen Thi Nhu Hoa female 1975 318 9 months
162 Nguyen Thi Lung female 1978 318 12 months
163 Nguyen Van Nghia male 1989 318 24 months
164 Nguyen Van Minh male 1966 318 30 months
165 Nguyen Van Hung male 1992 318 30 months
166 Nguyen Phuong Dong male 1994 318 30 months
167 Nguyen Van Manh male 1994 318 30 months
168 Nguyen Dinh Vu male 1977 318 24 months
169 Tran Thi Ngoc female 1968 318 24 months
170 Nguyen Minh Hai male 2001 318 18 months of probation
171 Pham Van Sang male 2002 318 42 months
172 Do Van Ngoc male 1996 318 42 months
173 Ngo Van Dat male 1989 318 36 months
174 Nguyen Chuong male 1995 318 36 months
175 Ngo Duc Duyen male 1998 318 30 months
176 Pham Thanh Nam male 1990 318 30 months
177 Le Van Liem male 1996 318 30 months
178 Nguyen Ngoc Sang male 1996 318 30 months
179 Nguyen Van Meo male 1970 318 2 years
180 Nguyen Minh Kha male 2000 318 2 years
181 NguyenThi Lan Anh female 1997 318 10 months
182 Dinh Kha Ly female 1987 318 10 months
183 NguyenDinh Truong male 2001 318 12-month probation
184 Pham Van Linh male 2001 318 12-month probation
185 NguyenThi Truc Ly female 1997 318 12-month probation
186 NguyenThi Thuy female 1976 318 12-month probation
187 Tran Nguyen Duy Quang male 1985 318 18 months
188 Pham Ngoc Hanh female 1994 318 16 months
189 Nguyen Thi Ngoc Lieu female 1973 318 10 months
No. Full name Gender DOB Charge(s) Sentence
190 Nguyen Thi Ngoc Phuong female 1988 318 10 months
191 Nguyen Thi Truc Anh female 1994 318 10 months
192 Dinh Ma Phong male 1990 318 10 months
193 Nguyen Thi Thuy Dung female 1999 318 10 months
194 Ho Cong Di male 1997 318 10 months
195 Pham Ngoc Huyen female 1997 318 10 months
196 Vo Nhu Huynh female 1995 318 8 months
197 Doan Van Thuong male 1974 318 10 months
198 Nguyen Thanh Toan male 1983 318 10 months
199 Diep Ut Tien female 1997 318 10 months
200 Nguyen Thi Tuan female 1986 318 12-month probation
201 Nguyen Hong nguyen male 1980 331 2 years
202 Truong Dinh Khang female 1992 331 1 year
203 Doan Khanh Vinh Quang male 1976 331 27 months
204 Tran Thi Hoang Nguyen female 1998 104 5 years
205 Pham Thanh male 1987 318 4 years, six months
206 Dang Ngoc Tan male 2000 318 4 years
207 Dang Van Tuan male 1985 318 4 years
208 Bui Thanh Tu male 1990 318 4 years
209 Nguyen Van Tien male 1998 318 4 years
210 Nguyen Van Thuan male 1999 318 3 years, 6 months
211 Nguyen Ngoc Binh male 1992 318 3 years, 6 months
212 Nguyen Van Tan male 1990 318 3 years, 6 months
213 Do Van Thang male 1999 318 3 years, 6 months
214 Nguyen Tan Vu male 2000 318 3 years, 6 months
215 Ho Van Tam male 1989 318 3 years
216 Nguyen Van Hung male 1995 318 3 years
217 Nguyen Van Hieu male 1998 318 3 years
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Tran Van Xi male 1995 318 3 years
219 Ngo Duc Thuan male 2000 318 2 years
220 Bui Manh Dong male 1978 331 30 months
221 Tu Cong Nghia male 1993 79 (109) Pre-trial detention
222 Phan Trung male 1976 79 (109) Pre-trial detention
No. Full name Gender DOB Charge(s) Sentence
223 Nguyen Quoc Hoan male 1977 79 (109) Pre-trial detention
224 Nguyen Van Duc Do male 1975 79 (109) Pre-trial detention
225 Luu Van Vinh male 1967 79 (109) Pre-trial detention
226 Nguyen Danh Dung male 1987 258 Pre-trial detention
227 Nguyen Huu Dang male 1983 88 (117) Pre-trial detention
228 Tran Tuan Kiet male 258 (331) Pre-trial detention
229 HuynhTruong Ca male 1971 117 Pre-trial detention
230 Tran Hoang Lan Female N/A Unknown Pre-trial detention
231 Ho Van Cuong male N/A Unknown Pre-trial detention
232 Hung Hung male N/A Unknown Pre-trial detention
233 Ngo Van Dung

 

male 1969 Unknown Pre-trial detention
234 Doan Thi Hong

 

female 1983 Unknown Pre-trial detention
235 Ngo The Hoa

 

male 1968 Unknown Pre-trial detention
236 Tran Phuong male N/A Unknown Pre-trial detention
237 Tran Long Phi male 1996 N/A Pre-trial detention
238 Huynh Duc Thanh Binh male 1996 109 Pre-trial detention
239 Huynh Duc Thinh male N/A Pre-trial detention
240 Le Anh Hung male 1973 331 Pre-trial detention
241 Nguyen Duy Son male 1981 331 Pre-trial detention
242 Nguyen Van Truong male 1976 331 Pre-trial detention
No. Full name Gender DOB Charge(s) Sentence
243 Nguyen Văn Quang male 1987 117 Pre-trial detention
244 Nguyen Trung Linh male 1968 117 Pre-trial detention
245 Nguyen Ngoc Anh male 1980 117 Pre-trial detention
246 Hoang Thi Thu Vang female 1966 118 Pre-trial detention

 

Note: Article 79 in the 1999 Penal Code, or 109 in the 2015 Penal Code: “attempting to overthrow the government”

Article 88 in the 1999 Penal Code: Conducting anti-state propaganda, while Article 117 in the 2015 Penal Code: with “Making, storing, spreading information, materials, items for the purpose of opposing the State of Socialist Republic of Vietnam”

Article 318 in the 2015 Penal Code (or 245 in the 1999 Penal Code): Disrupting public disorders

Article 331 in the in the 2015 Penal Code: Abusing democratic freedom

Article 87 in the 1999 Penal Code: Undermining the unity policy.

Article 118 in the Penal Code (Article 89 in the 1999 Penal Code): Disruption of security