Nguyen Tuong Thuy

Current Status: At risk

Photo of Nguyen Tuong Thuy

Other Names: Nguyễn Tường Thụy

Date of Birth: 1952

Gender: M

Ethnicity: Kinh

Occupation: Veteran

Areas of Activism:

  • Democracy
  • Freedom of expression
  • Press

Known Afilliations:

  • Independent Journalists Association of Vietnam
  • Brotherhood for Democracy

Details - Background, History of Activism.

Nguyen Tuong Thuy lives in Hanoi.

Thuy is the Vice President of the Independent Journalist Association of Vietnam. He is also a member of the Brotherhood for Democracy. He writes about human rights issues and has reported on activists, including Dung Truong, who was severely beaten by plainclothes police in March 2018. He advocated for press freedom in the US at a briefing in Washington DC in 2014. Thuy has been harassed and targeted for his activism on multiple occasions in recent years, including having his private home attacked and being physically assaulted by unknown thugs, potentially plainclothes police, in 2015.

March 8, 2018: barred from leaving his home to meet with UN officials

Travel restriction
March 8, 2018
Public security
Thanh Tri district, Ha Noi (map)

freedom of movement

Blogger Nguyen Tuong Thuy was blocked from leaving his house to meet with other local activists and representatives from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. About 20 officers surrounded Thuy’s home to prevent him from leaving, starting the evening prior.

Profile last updated: 2019-04-28 20:29:07

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