Incident Group: Crackdown against members of the Independent Journalists Association of Vietnam

The Independent Journalist Association of Vietnam is one of few independent journalist organizations in the country. The association was established in 2014 and attracted many prominent and talented journalists. By the end of 2020, just a few weeks before the National Congress of the Vietnamese Communist Party, all of its leading members had been arrested. All of them later were convicted and sentenced to over 10 years of imprisonment for each member. Many others affiliated with the organization have also been harassed.

Nguyen Thien Nhan

Nguyen Thien Nhan, interrogated by public security (Province: Binh Duong)

Chu Vinh Hai

Chu Vinh Hai, summoned for questioning about his involvement with the Independent Journalists Association of Vietnam (Province: Ba Ria-Vung Tau)

Le Huu Minh Tuan

Le Huu Minh Tuan, arrested June 12, 2020 (Province: Ho Chi Minh)

Nguyen Tuong Thuy

Nguyen Tuong Thuy, arrested May 23, 2020 (Province: Ha Noi)

Pham Chi Thanh

Pham Chi Thanh, arrested May 21, 2020 (Province: Ha Noi)

Pham Chi Dung

Pham Chi Dung, arrested November 21, 2019 (Province: Ho Chi Minh)