Bui Minh Quoc
Current Status: At risk
Other Names: Bùi Minh Quốc, Dương Hương Ly
Date of Birth: October 3, 1940
Areas of Activism:
- Freedom of expression
- Independent Journalists Association of Vietnam
Details - Background, History of Activism.
Profile photo source: VoA Vietnamese
He was born in My Duc District, Ha Tay province (now Ha Noi).
Bui Minh Quoc is the vice president of the Independent Journalist Association of Vietnam and has long been targeted by authorities for his work. He was a famous veteran poet and used to hold many positions such as Vice Chairman of Arts Association, Editor-in-chief of Dat Quang newspaper, and founder and the first chairman of the Arts Association of Lam Dong province.
He was expelled from Communist Party in 1989 because of mobilizing artists to ask for press freedom. He was also on probation two times in accordance with the Decree 31-CP: 1997-1999 and 2002-2004.
Csvn Lại Quản Chế 2 Năm Nhà Thơ Bùi Minh Quốc, Viet Bao Newspaper, January 21, 2002
Nhà thơ phản kháng Bùi Minh Quốc, Radio Free Asia, January 10, 2009
'Ngôi nhà búp bê' của vợ chồng nhà thơ Bùi Minh Quốc', Tiền Phong Newspaper, April 10, 2009
March 20, 2018: barred from travelling overseas to visit son
Bui Minh Quoc was prohibited from leaving Vietnam to visit his son in the U.S for his PhD graduation ceremony. Lieutenant Nguyen Hai Nam of the security forces at Tan Son Nhat International Airport stopped him at the airport and told him he was barred from international travel for national security reasons, even though he had visited his son successfully three years prior. According to Defend the Defenders, at the time, he was one of 100+ activists facing similar travel restrictions in Vietnam.
Vietnam Security Forces Block Independent Journalist from Traveling to US, Defend the Defenders, March 22, 2018
Profile last updated: 2019-08-23 23:32:23