Doan Khanh Vinh Quang
Current Status: Likely released - at risk
Other Names: Quang Doan (Facebook)
Date of Birth: 1966
Areas of Activism:
- Freedom of expression
Highlighted Human Rights Concerns:
- Former Political Prisoner
- Online commentator
Details - Background, History of Activism.
Doan Khanh Vinh Quang is from Can Tho City.
He has posted social and political commentary online and called for peaceful protests.
Arrested September 1, 2018. Sentenced to 2 years 3 months in prison under Art. 331 (2015 Code). Expected Release is December 1, 2020.
- Art. 331 (2015 Code)
- freedom from arbitrary arrest or detention
- liberty and security of the person
- freedom of expression
- fair trial
On September 1, 2018, Doan Khanh Vinh Quang, 42, was arrested in Can Tho City. On September 24, 2018, he was sentenced to two years and three months in prison. According to his indictment, using a Facebook account name of Quang Doan, he posted Facebook comments that were offensive to the Party and the authorities. Security forces said that they found two yellow flags with three red stripes in his house, which was the national flag of the Republic of Vietnam in the South before 1975. He was also accused of provoking other people to protest against two proposed bills on Special Economic Zones and Cybersecurity on June 10, 2018. Police also accused him of offending the Communist party and State as well as distorting its policies and guidelines during his chat with Facebooker Kenvin Vo, who sent Quang two yellow flags and requested him to fly it when he went back to Vietnam.
According to a state media, Dân Trí Newspaper, sixteen pages of documents and pictures written and posted on Facebook by Quang and thirty-seven pages, which were the contents of the conversation between Quang and Facebooker Kenvin Vo, were concluded to contain negative information, which is allegedly harmful to the national political security and the social order. The article also said that he admitted his wrongdoings.
Vietnam arrests four ahead of national day, Channel News Asia, September 2, 2018
Lĩnh án tù vì kích động, kêu gọi biểu tình, Dân Trí Newspaper, September 24, 2018
Cần Thơ bỏ tù Facebooker giữ cờ Vàng Ba Sọc Đỏ trong nhà, September 24, 2018
Vietnam jails activist for anti-government posts on Facebook, AP, September 25, 2018
Vietnam Convicts Third Facebooker Within Three Days amid Intensified Online Crackdown, Defend the Defenders, September 25, 2018
Vietnam jails activist for 27 months over anti-government posts on Facebook, Reuters, September 25, 2018
Profile last updated: 2021-08-25 01:14:17