Incident Group: Harassment of activists in the days following the Dong Tam raid

The deadly Dong Tam raid resulted in the death of four people and led to quick and intensive information cover up with a curfew order in Hoanh village, Dong Tam. Any activist or journalist who attempted to go to Dong Tam after the incident was briefly arrested and interrogated. Not only that, the security forces even prevented people from attending slain local leader Le Dinh Kinh’s funeral. The use of any recording devices was alos banned. 

Others who tried to disseminate information about the safety and condition of people in Dong Tam and the arrestees using Facebook and social media were subject to harassment and online attacks. Several commentators have been sentenced to prison.

Nguyen Quang Vinh

Nguyen Quang Vinh, arrested July 27, 2020 (Province: Nghe An)

Nguyen Thi Tam

Nguyen Thi Tam, arrested June 24, 2020 (Province: Ha Noi)

Trinh Ba Tu

Trinh Ba Tu, arrested June 24, 2020 (Province: Hoa Binh)

Can Thi Theu

Can Thi Theu, arrested June 24, 2020 (Province: Ha Noi)

Trinh Ba Phuong

Trinh Ba Phuong, arrested June 24, 2020 (Province: Ha Noi)

Nguyen Anh Tuan

Nguyen Anh Tuan, detained by the police (Province: Da Nang)

Nguyen Thuy Hanh

Nguyen Thuy Hanh, detained and questioned about charitable donations for victim of police brutality (Province: Ha Noi)

Nguyen Anh Tuan

Nguyen Anh Tuan, surveilled and restricted after death of high profile land rights activist (Province: Ha Noi)

Nguyen Xuan Dien

Nguyen Xuan Dien, put under surveillance in the aftermath of the Dong Tam raid (Province: Ha Noi)

Chung Hoang Chuong

Chung Hoang Chuong, arrested January 12, 2020 (Province: Can Tho)

Trinh Ba Phuong

Trinh Ba Phuong, surveilled in the aftermath of the Dong Tam raid (Province: Hoa Binh)

Trinh Ba Tu

Trinh Ba Tu, surveilled in the aftermath of the Dong Tam raid (Province: Hoa Binh)

Le Dinh Kinh

Le Dinh Kinh, arbitrarily killed in police raid (Province: Ha Noi)

Huynh Ngoc Chenh

Huynh Ngoc Chenh, surveiled in the aftermath of the Dong Tam raid (Province: Ha Noi)

Nguyen Thuy Hanh

Nguyen Thuy Hanh, surveiled in the aftermath of the Dong Tam raid