Truong Huu Loc
Current Status: Pre-trial detention
Other Names: Trương Hữu Lộc
Date of Birth: 1961
Areas of Activism:
- Freedom of expression
Details - Background.
Truong was living in Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City, prior to arrest.
Profile photo source: Viet Nam News
Arrested June 11, 2018. Charged under Art. 118 (2015 Code).
- Art. 118 (2015 Code)
- freedom from arbitrary arrest or detention
- liberty and security of the person
- freedom of expression
- freedom of peaceful assembly
- political participation
Truong was taken into custody a day after large-scale protests against two draft bills on Cybersecurity and Special Economic Zones swept the country on June 10, 2018. Four days later, he was charged with “disruption of security” under Article 118 of the 2015 Criminal Code allegedly for livestreaming to call for protests and supplying protesters with food and water.
A week after the arrest, authorities searched his home. They also have questioned his wife, Nguyen Thi Le Truc, multiple times.
Truong Huu Loc remains in detention months after his June 2018 arrest. He has not been able to meet with a lawyer. He met with his daughters this month for the first time since being detained.
Two men prosecuted for disturbing social order in HCM City, Viet Nam News, June 15, 2018
Activist Truong Huu Loc Still Under Detention for 8th Month, Investigation Continues, Defend the Defenders, January 21, 2019
Profile last updated: 2019-04-20 03:49:26