Bui Van Thuan

Current Status: At risk

Photo of Bui Van Thuan

Other Names: Bùi Văn Thuận, Người Mường, Cha Già Dân Tộc

Date of Birth: May 1, 1981

Gender: M

Ethnicity: Muong (Mường)

Occupation: Blogger

Areas of Activism:

  • Democracy
  • Sovereignty

Known Afilliations:

  • Brotherhood for Democracy

Details - Background, History of Activism, Family Situation.

Bui Van Thuan is from the Muong ethnic minority. He used to be a teacher, and now lives in Hoa Binh Province.

Profile photo source: Facebook Thuan Van Bui

According to Defend the Defenders, Thuan is a member of Brotherhood for Democracy.

He is married as has a daughter. 

July 27, 2018: laptop and t-shirts with No-U logo confiscated

Property confiscation
July 27-28, 2018
Public security
Bao Hieu Commune, Yen Thuy District, Hoa Binh Province (map)

  • freedom of expression
  • respect of privacy, family, home, and correspondence

On the afternoon of July 26, 2018, Thuan and two others had dinner together and he gave them his two t-shirts with prints protesting against the Nine Dash Lines’s claim of China (No-U logo) and the draft law on Special Economic Zones. His friends put on the t-shirts right away and wore them into the next day.

On July 27, a man live-streamed them singing and wearing the t-shirts with the No-U logo. Public security suddenly came to Thuan’s friend’s house at 4:00 pm and searched it without any legal documents.

They confiscated Thuan’s laptop, as well as t-shirts with that logo. Thuan was detained at the public security post for questioning on the origin of those t-shirts and released at noon on July 28.

However, police did not return his laptop. After many failed attempts to log in, his laptop automatically locked and was unable to start.

Profile last updated: 2019-04-27 04:14:30

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