Pham Van L.
Current Status: Likely released - at risk
Other Names: Phạm Văn L.
Date of Birth: 2001
Occupation: Factory worker
Last Known Prison: Prison No. B5, Dong Nai province
Areas of Activism:
- Freedom of expression
Highlighted Human Rights Concerns:
- Former Political Prisoner
Details - Background.
He is from An Giang province.
Results of the Trial of 20 protesters in Bien Hoa City, The People’s Voice, July, 30, 2018
Arrested June 10, 2018. Sentenced to 1 year probation under Art. 318 (2015 Code). Expected Release is June 10, 2019.
- Art. 318 (2015 Code)
- freedom from arbitrary arrest or detention
- liberty and security of the person
- freedom of expression
- freedom of peaceful assembly
- fair trial
- political participation
On June 10, 2018, he attended a large protest in Bien Hoa City, Dong Nai Province, protesting against the Law of Special Economic Zones, which is in process of review by the Vietnamese National Assembly. At the end of the day, he was arrested under the Art. 318 of the 2015 Criminal Code for “disturbing public order” along with 52 other protesters. Twenty of them were tried on July 30, 2018. In a one-day trial, judge Nguyen Quoc Thai sentenced 15 of them to sentences ranging from eight to 18 months in prison, and he gave five of them suspended sentences ranging from 12 months to 14 months. Pham Van L. received a sentence of 12 months of probation.
Four activists were monitored by police and later attacked by pro-government thugs while attempting to visit families of some of the protesters imprisoned after the national June demonstrations in Bien Hoa. En route to Dong Nai Province, police stopped the car, and later plainclothes agents followed it and physically injured the passengers by throwing rocks into the car. The activists were forced to turn back and could not meet with the families as planned.
He was due for release from prison in June 2019. The 88 Project has been unable to verify his release, and thus, we have listed him as "likely released - at risk." We acknowledge that he may still be imprisoned, and if he was released, he may still be at risk of harassment or even rearrest.
Behind the trial sentencing 20 patriotic protesters, Saigon Broadcasting Television Network, August 2, 2018
Xét xử 20 đối tượng gây rối ở Đồng Nai, Công lý & Xã hội, July 31, 2018
NOW!Campaign List of Vietnamese Prisoners of Conscience as of September 30, 2018
Four Activists Brutally Attacked by Thugs During Visit to Families of Jailed Mid-June Protesters, Defend the Defenders, December 8, 2018
Conclusion of Investigation and Indictment (on file with The 88 Project).
Profile last updated: 2020-08-07 17:34:07