Pham Van Diep

Current Status: Pre-trial detention

Photo of Pham Van Diep

Other Names: Phạm Văn Điệp

Date of Birth:

Gender: M

Ethnicity: Kinh

Occupation: Entrepreneur

Areas of Activism:

  • Democracy
  • Environment
  • Human rights
  • Sovereignty

Known Afilliations:

  • Democratic Party of Vietnam

Details - Background, History of Activism, Contact Information.

Mr Diep is a Russian citizen of Vietnamese descent. He was born in Thanh Hoa province. When Hoang Minh Chinh reactivated the Democratic Party of Vietnam in 2006, Mr Diep joined the Party and fought for democracy in Vietnam. He has written many articles on socio-political issues in Vietnam.

State-owned newspaper reported that Mr. Diep studied in Russia before becoming involved in “anti-State activities.” They also said that he already served 21 months in Laotian prison for “using Laos territory to conspire against neighbouring countries (Vietnam).” Back in Vietnam after serving the sentence in Laos, he continued to share his political views on Facebook and participated in protests against Formosa, after the toxic waste spill, in 2016 and against the draft bills on Cybersecurity and Special Economic Zones in 2018.

Arrested June 29, 2019. Charged under Art. 117 (2015 Code).

June 29, 2019
  • Art. 117 (2015 Code)
Thanh Hoa province public security, Thanh Hoa province
Sam Son City, Thanh Hoa Province (map)
  • freedom from arbitrary arrest or detention
  • liberty and security of the person
  • freedom of expression

On June 29, The Public Security of Thanh Hoa Province prosecuted Mr. Pham Van Diep, a 54 year-old Vietnamese Russian residing in Sam Son City, for “producing, storing, disseminating and propagating information, documents against the Socialist Republic of Vietnam” in accordance with Article 117 of Vietnam’s 2015 Criminal Code. Diep was arrested at his home and will be detained for four months for further investigation.

Profile last updated: 2019-07-21 00:30:35

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