Pham Ba Hai
Current Status: At risk
Other Names: Phạm Bá Hải
Date of Birth:
Areas of Activism:
- Freedom of expression
Details - Background, History of Activism.
Profile photo source: Hai Ba Pham Facebook
Pham Ba Hai was arrested in 2006 for his online postings critical of the government and sentenced to five years in prison and two years of house arrest.
He is a contributor at Defend the Defenders and the Chairman of the Association of Former Vietnamese Prisoners of Conscience. Due to his long-time activism, he is often watched, followed, and otherwise harassed by authorities.
Vietnam: Free Political and Religious Detainees, Human Rights Watch, April 7, 2011
Democracy activist Pham Ba Hai completes 7-year sentence, September 9, 2013
Vietnamese Authorities Send ‘Thugs’ to Beat Activists, Radio Free Asia, February 14, 2017
EU and US Diplomats meeting with Vietnamese activists in Saigon, SBS, May 17, 2018
June 26, 2018: blocked from attending meeting to commemorate victims of torture
June 26 was the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. Two former political prisoners were blocked from meeting with activists in Ho Chi Minh City to commemorate the day. Plainclothes police outside the homes of Le Cong Dinh and Pham Ba Hai prevented them from attending an event organized by the Former Vietnamese Prisoners of Conscience.
Former Prisoners of Conscience Barred from Meeting to Mark UN Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Defend the Defenders, June 26, 2018
Profile last updated: 2019-04-28 20:29:58