Ngo Thi Minh Uoc
Current Status: Released - at risk
Other Names: Ngô Thị Minh Ước
Date of Birth: 1959
Areas of Activism:
- Land rights
Highlighted Human Rights Concerns:
- Former Political Prisoner
Ngo Thi Minh Uoc was released from prison on October 5, 2018 upon completion of her prison sentence. She remains under house arrest.
Details - Background, History of Activism.
Ngo Thi Minh Uoc is from the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam.
Ngo Thi Minh Uoc is a land rights activist. She herself may have been a victim of land grabbing practices in Vietnam.
Arrested July 8, 2014. Sentenced to 4 years 3 months in prison under Art. 88 (1999 Code). Released October 5, 2018.
- Art. 88 (1999 Code)
On March 30, 2016, the People's Court of Ho Chi Minh City sentenced three land rights activists to multiple years in prison. The activists-- Ngo Thi Minh Uoc, Nguyen Thi Be Hai, and Nguyen Thi Tri-- were sentenced to four years, three years, and three years respectively. They were officially sentenced under Article 88 for propaganda against the state after waving flags at a protest in July 2014 in front of the US Embassy; though many believe they were targeted for their land rights activism in the Mekong Delta. In addition to her four-year sentence, Ngo Thi Minh Uoc also received an extra three month prison term for unknown reasons form a different court, the People's Court of southern Binh Phuoc.
She was released from prison on October 5, 2018 upon completion of her sentence.
Profile last updated: 2020-08-07 18:55:16