Pham Long Dai

Current Status: Released - at risk

Photo of Pham Long Dai

Other Names: Phạm Long Đại

Date of Birth: February 18, 1996

Gender: M

Ethnicity: Kinh

Areas of Activism:

  • Democracy

Highlighted Human Rights Concerns:

  • Former Political Prisoner

June 2023:


Former political prisoner Pham Long Dai, who was released from prison three months early after serving nearly six years for spreading “anti-state propaganda,” told Project 88 that he was physically and psychologically abused by prison guards. They put him in the same cell with prisoners on death row in order to intimidate him and force him to confess. He was not allowed to see a lawyer or his family for months. He was also routinely deprived of food and clean water and could only take a shower twice a week. Dai finally succumbed and signed a “confession” due to the severity of the punishment.


Pham Long Dai was released three months early, in November 2022.

Details - Background, History of Activism.

Pham Long Dai is from Gia Lai province.

According to state-owned media, on Feb. 16, Dai and other members of his group "collaborated with overseas organizations" to "print and distribute leaflets" in Quy Nhon and An Nhon township, in Binh Dinh’s Tuy Phuoc district. Binh Dinh newspaper said the leaflets had "content that appeals for support for a so-called 'interim national government of Vietnam,' speaks ill of current leaders, propagates and incites the people to subvert the government."

Arrested February 19, 2017. Sentenced to 6 years in prison and 1 year probation under Art. 88 (1999 Code). Released November 19, 2022.

February 19, 2017
  • Art. 88 (1999 Code)
December 27, 2017
6 years in prison and 1 year probation
February, 2023
November 19, 2022

Pham Long Dai was arrested in February 2017 and sentenced to 6 years of imprisonment under Art. 88 of the 1999 Criminal Code on December 27, 2017. Eight other members of the group were tried the same day and received from 3 to 14 years of imprisonment.

Profile last updated: 2023-06-14 02:16:33

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