Incident Group: Crackdown on potential protest on September 2, 2018

After the intense confrontation in June 2018 protests, activists and human rights defenders across the country called for another protest on September 2, 2018 to demonstrate their dissatisfaction concerning how the authorities handled the June 2018 protests and also many other social issues such as education, human rights violations, corruption, territorial disputes, and environmental pollution.

To assure that such large scale protests did not happen again, and on a national holiday, local public security forces employed every thuggish “measure” they had. Activists were put under house arrest, randomly attacked, and detained without warrant or explanation.

Truong Duy Nhat

Truong Duy Nhat, arrested January 28, 2019 (Province: Ha Noi)

Ho Dinh Cuong

Ho Dinh Cuong, arrested September 8, 2018 (Province: Ho Chi Minh)

Huynh Truong Ca

Huynh Truong Ca, arrested September 4, 2018 (Province: Tien Giang)

Ngo Van Dung

Ngo Van Dung, arrested September 4, 2018 (Province: Ho Chi Minh)

Nguyen Thi Ngoc Hanh

Nguyen Thi Ngoc Hanh, arrested September 4, 2018 (Province: Ho Chi Minh)

Le Quy Loc

Le Quy Loc, arrested September 3, 2018 (Province: Ho Chi Minh)

Doan Thi Hong

Doan Thi Hong, arrested September 2, 2018 (Province: Ho Chi Minh)

Hung Hung

Hung Hung, arrested September 2, 2018 (Province: Ho Chi Minh)

Pham Minh Tri

Pham Minh Tri, detained for 10 days ahead of anticipated protests (Province: Ho Chi Minh)

Tran Thanh Phuong

Tran Thanh Phuong, arrested September 1, 2018 (Province: Ho Chi Minh)

Do The Hoa

Do The Hoa, arrested September 1, 2018 (Province: Ho Chi Minh)