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Tran Ngoc Phuc

Current Status: At risk

Photo of Tran Ngoc Phuc

Other Names: Trần Ngọc Phúc

Date of Birth:

Gender: M

Ethnicity: Kinh

Occupation: Student

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

Police interrogation
February 1, 2019
Public security
Security Investigation Branch of the Ben Tre province’s Police Department, Ben Tre province (map)

freedom of expression

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.

Profile last updated: 2019-04-28 20:45:34

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