Trinh Viet Bang
Current Status: Pre-trial detention
Other Names: Trịnh Viết Bằng
Date of Birth: May 11, 1959
Occupation: Finance professional
Areas of Activism:
- Freedom of expression
Details - Background, History of Activism.
He is a banker who was living in Bac Ninh province at the time of his arrest.
Profile photo source: Trinh Viet Bang Facebook
Trinh Viet Bang is a banker who addressed corruption at the Vietnam Bank for Social Policies. For his activities, he was demoted and eventually arrested.
Arrested May 13, 2019. Charged under Art. 331 (2015 Code).
- Art. 331 (2015 Code)
- freedom from arbitrary arrest or detention
- liberty and security of the person
- freedom of expression
On May 13, 2019, the public security of Bac Ninh province issued an arrest warrant and search order against Trinh Viet Bang, a long-time anti-corruption activist. He was most likely charged under Article 331 of the 2015 Criminal Code for “abusing democratic freedoms.” Bang, 60, is a Communist Party member and worked at Vietnam Bank for Social Policies (VBSP – a state-owned bank) prior to his arrest. Since 2006, Bang has filed many letters denouncing corruption at a branch of VBSP in Bac Ninh Province to Party and state leaders and domestic newspapers. Read more about his case, here.
Trinh Viet Bang Arrested for Anti-corruption Activism in Bac Ninh Province, The 88 Project, May 14, 2019
Profile last updated: 2019-06-07 22:49:40