Nguyen Chi Vung

Current Status: Pre-trial detention

Photo of Nguyen Chi Vung

Other Names: Nguyễn Chí Vững

Date of Birth: June 20, 1981

Gender: M

Ethnicity: Kinh

Occupation: Electrical and electronic trades worker

Areas of Activism:

  • Anti-corruption
  • Democracy
  • Environment
  • Freedom of expression
  • Human rights
  • Sovereignty

Details - Background, History of Activism.

Vung, born in 1981, is a telephone repairman in Dong Hai district, Bac Lieu province.

Profile photo source: Defend the Defenders

Vung participated in peaceful demonstrations against the draft laws on Cybersecurity and Special Economic Zones on June 10, 2018. He was arrested during the protest, interrogated and beaten during his detention, and was released the next day. 

In early September 2018, Vung went to Ho Chi Minh City to join the demonstration after an online appeal. He was arrested and detained by the city police for nine days.

On his personal Facebook page, Vung often share articles about human rights abuses, corruption, and sovereignty.

Arrested April 23, 2019. Charged under Art. 117 (2015 Code).

April 23, 2019
  • Art. 117 (2015 Code)
Bac Lieu Province Public Security, Bac Lieu province
Private residence in Dong Hai district, Bac Lieu province (map)
  • freedom from arbitrary arrest or detention
  • liberty and security of the person
  • freedom of expression

On April 23, 2019, the authorities in Bac Lieu province stormed into Nguyen Chi Vung’s private residence and arrested him at around 10:00 am. He will be detained for four months, according to his detention order, on the accusation of “conducting propaganda against the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.” He was detained after participating in the national June 10, 2018 protests over two draft laws on Cybersecurity and Special Economic Zones, as well as being detained ahead of anticipated protests in September. He is also active in sharing his views on national issues on his Facebook.

Profile last updated: 2019-07-21 00:33:07

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