Tran Ngoc Phuc
Current Status: At risk
Other Names: Trần Ngọc Phúc
Date of Birth:
Areas of Activism:
- Freedom of expression
Details - Background.
He lives in Chau Thanh District, Ben Tre Province and is a student at Ton Duc Thang University.
Profile photo source: Dong Khoi online newspaper
February 1, 2019: summoned for questioning over Facebook posts
On February 1, security officers in Ben Tre Province questioned university student Tran Ngoc Phuc for posting online content critical of the government and allegedly joining political groups on Facebook on his account “Ngoc Phuc.” Among the groups in question was “Liking BBC Vietnamese.” The case against Phuc is expected to continue and came just a month after Vietnam’s new Law on Cybersecurity went into effect. He may face charges under Article 117 of the 2015 Criminal Code (“Making, storing, spreading information, materials, items for the purpose of opposing the State of Socialist Republic of Vietnam”), but this remains unknown.
Vietnamese Police Questioned University Student Over Facebook Postings, The Vietnamese, February 2, 2019
Student Tran Ngoc Phuc Interrogated for Facebook Posting amid Increasing Online Crackdown, Defend the Defenders, February 2, 2019
Vietnamese Authorities Arrest Facebook User After Questioning Ties to Targeted Organizations, Radio Free Asia, February 4, 2019
Profile last updated: 2019-08-09 23:34:53