Thuy Thanh

Current Status: At risk

Photo of Thuy Thanh

Other Names: Thúy Thanh

Date of Birth:

Gender: F

Religion: Christian (Catholic)

Ethnicity: Kinh

Areas of Activism:

  • Freedom of expression
  • Land rights
  • Press

Communities At Risk:



Profile photo source: Facebook Thúy Thanh

History of Activism

Thuy Thanh, a resident of Loc Hung garden, lost her land during the land grabbing by the authorities in January, 2019. She and other residents have continuously been fighting to regain their land. On her Facebook account Thúy  Thanh, she often updates information the Loc Hung case and calls on people to support their cause.

Family Situation

Her husband is a motorcycle taxi driver. Her family, with two children, is living in her mother’s house, which is about 30 square meters for ten people in total.

March 8, 2019: beaten harshly when visiting her land at Loc Hung garden

Physical assault in a public space
March 8, 2019
  • Public security
  • Collaborators
Loc Hung garden, Ward 6, Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City (map)

  • liberty and security of the person
  • freedom of peaceful assembly
  • not be subjected to torture and degrading treatment

On March 8, 2019, Thuy Thanh and other Loc Hung residents visited their land at Loc Hung vegetable garden, the site of forced evictions in early January 2019. After finishing praying on the land, face-covered forces suddenly attacked them and dragged a Loc Hung resident, Bao Quyen, to a seven-seat car at around 7:30 am.

Hearing Quyen’s shout, Thuy Thanh tried to keep Quyen safe by hugging her so tightly that attackers had to pull both of them into the car. During the conflict, Thuy Thanh had to let go of Quyen because she was beaten so harshly. After Thanh was able to get out of the car, the attackers kept beating her violently, causing many bruises on her body.

Profile last updated: 2024-06-13 20:34:05

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