Hoang Thi Thu Vang
Current Status: Pre-trial detention
Other Names: Hoàng Thu Vang
Date of Birth: 1966
Areas of Activism:
- Food safety
- Freedom of expression
On July 18, 2019, the families of five activists -- Ngo Van Dung, Ho Dinh Cuong, Tran Thanh Phuong, Doan Thi Hong, and Hoang Thi Thu Vang -- sent a letter to the Prime Minister and many other government institutions denouncing the fives' unlawful arrests and detentions over a period of more than 10 months. According to the letter, in September 2018, all of the five activists were arrested without official warrants. Since their arrests, they have been held in Ho Chi Minh City's detention center. The public security of Ho Chi Minh City announced to the families that four of them are charged with “disrupting public order” under Article 118 Penal Code, with a possible sentence of between seven and 15 years in prison. All five still await trial.
Details - Background.
She has posted online commentary and advocated for enhanced food safety in the country, and she participated in national demonstrations in June 2018 over draft legistlation on Special Economic Zones and Cybersecurity.
Arrested September 3, 2018. Charged under Art. 118 (2015 Code).
- Art. 118 (2015 Code)
- freedom from arbitrary arrest or detention
- liberty and security of the person
- freedom of expression
- freedom of peaceful assembly
- political participation
On October 2, Vang’s family received an announcement of her arrest written by police on September 14. She will be temporarily detained for at least four months under the charge of “disrupting security”. During this time, she will not be able to meet her relatives nor her lawyer.
HCM City-based Female Activist Charged with Disruption of Security, Facing Lengthy Imprisonment, Defend the Defenders, October 2, 2018
Profile last updated: 2019-07-22 04:14:58