Bui Van T.
Current Status: Likely released - at risk
Other Names: Bùi Văn T.
Date of Birth: 2001
Areas of Activism:
- Freedom of expression
Highlighted Human Rights Concerns:
- Former Political Prisoner
Details - Background.
Bui Van T. was a minor by the time of his arrest and conviction. He is from Tien Giang province.
Arrested June 18, 2018. Sentenced to 3 years probation under Art. 318 (2015 Code). Expected Release is June 18, 2021.
- 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
He was arrested and prosecuted by the Police of District 3, Ho Chi Minh City on June 18.
On October 8, 2018, the People’s Court of District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, sentenced him to one year of suspended sentence and two years in probation under the charge of “disturbing the public order.”
According to the indictment, he was tempted by “bad people,” who paid him money for his participation in the protest against two bills on Special Economic Zones and Cybersecurity on June 10. He “marched” with the crowd from Phu Nhuan District to District 1 and was blocked by police at Nam Ky Khoi Nghia street of District 3. At that time, one of defendants in his same trial allegedly used sticks and stones to damage a bus. Bui Van T. also allegedly used sticks and threw stones and bricks to break the glass and damage two more buses. However, none of these accusations were supported by evidence neither at the trial nor in state media.
Khởi tố 4 thanh niên đập xe cảnh sát, ôtô buýt ở Sài Gòn, Zing.vn, June 19, 2018
4 thanh thiếu niên lãnh án vì phá xe đặc chủng, xe buýt, Người Lao Động Newspaper, October 8, 2018
Lại thêm bốn người biểu tình phản đối dự luật Đặc Khu và luật An Ninh mạng bị xử án tù, Tiếng Dân Newspaper, October 9, 2018
Profile last updated: 2021-12-24 15:39:37