Nguyen Huu Thanh
Current Status: Likely released - at risk
Other Names: Nguyễn Hữu Thành
Date of Birth: 1991
Areas of Activism:
- Freedom of expression
Highlighted Human Rights Concerns:
- Former Political Prisoner
Arrested June 10, 2018. Sentenced to 8 months in prison under Art. 318 (2015 Code). Expected Release is February 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
Trial of six protesters in Phan Rang-Thap Cham City, Ninh Thuan Province on August 22, 2018.
On June 10, 2018, Thanh attended a large protest in Phan Rang-Thap Cham City, Ninh Thuan Province, protesting against the Law of Special Economic Zones, which is in process of review by the Vietnamese National Assembly. After that, he was arrested under the Art. 318 of the 2015 Criminal Code for “disturbing public order.” In a one-day trial on August 22, together with five other protesters, Thanh was sentenced to eight months of imprisonment.
He was due for release from prison in February 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 re-arrest.
Ninh Thuận xét xử thêm sáu người biểu tình, Radio Free Asia, August 22, 2018
Sáu bị cáo kích động, gây rối tại Ninh Thuận lãnh án, August 22, 2018
Profile last updated: 2020-08-07 17:30:13