Vo Van Tru
Current Status: Likely released - at risk
Other Names: Võ Văn Trụ
Date of Birth: 1982
Occupation: Factory worker
Areas of Activism:
- Freedom of expression
Highlighted Human Rights Concerns:
- Former Political Prisoner
Details - Background.
He is from Long An province and was a worker at the Pouyuen company, manufacturing sport shoes, when he was arrested.
Arrested June 16, 2018. Sentenced to 3 years 3 months in prison under Art. 318 (2015 Code). Expected Release is January 16, 2022.
- 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
According to the indictment of The People’s Procuracy, on the morning of June 11, the police force of Binh Tan Ward, in cooperation with some other agencies, was mobilized to ensure public order at the main gate of the Pouyuen Company, where a demonstration against draft laws on Cybersecurity and Special Economic Zones was taking place. Protesters allegedly struck and joined the demonstration, then threw stones and bricks towards security forces.
In addition, Tru was accused of throwing a 33-kg stone at a police officer, which made the security officer fall.
He was arrested and prosecuted by Binh Tan District police, Ho Chi Minh City on June 16, 2018.
On October 17, The People’s Court of Binh Tan Ward, Ho Chi Minh City held the first instance court trial against him. He was sentenced to three years and three months under the Article 318 of the 2015 Penal Code for “disturbing public order,” alongside two co-defendants who had also protested.
Xét xử 3 công nhân Công ty Pouyuen gây rối, ném đá vào cảnh sát, Voice of Vietnam, October 17, 2018
3 Công nhân Pouyuen lãnh án sau cuộc biểu tình chống Luật đặc khu, Radio Free Asia, October 19, 2018
Profile last updated: 2022-02-02 01:57:44