Tran Dinh Sang
Current Status: Sentenced to prison
Other Names: Trần Đình Sang
Date of Birth: 1980
Areas of Activism:
- Freedom of expression
On September 18, Tran Dinh Sang was sentenced to two years in prison for “resisting a law enforcement officer in performance of his/her official duties” under Article 330 in the 2015 Penal Code. Several activists have been harassed or jailed in 2019 for their connections to BOT protests.
Details - Background, History of Activism.
He is from Yen Bai City, Yen Bai province.
Profile photo source: Defend the Defenders
Tran Dinh Sang, a driver, usually protests against traffic issues, such as the Build-Operate-Transfer tolls. His Facebook account, where he updates his activities, has attracted more than 100,000 followers. Protesters argue that the BOT stations are placed in the wrong areas and earn money for a prolonged period of time from the drivers.
Arrested April 9, 2019. Sentenced to 2 years in prison under Art. 330 (2015 Code). Expected Release is April 9, 2021.
- Art. 330 (2015 Code)
- freedom from arbitrary arrest or detention
- liberty and security of the person
- freedom of expression
- freedom of peaceful assembly
On the morning of April 9, 2019, the Public Security of Yen Bai city, Yen Bai Province arrested Tran Dinh Sang under the charge of “resisting officers in performance of their official duties” (Article 330 of the 2015 Criminal Code) when he was at home. It seems like security forces have recently targeted drivers such as Ha Van Nam and Tran Dinh Sang, who have had a strong influence on netizens and have been active in anti-corruption activism. Sang filmed some police officers while they were on patrol in late March; the officers told him to stop, but he asserted his right to film them. Police, without evidence, say that Sang was aggressive towards them.
Bắt tạm giam Trần Đình Sang vì tội Chống người thi hành công vụ, SOHA, April 9, 2019
Anti-corruption Activist Tran Dinh Sang Arrested, Charged with “Resisting On-duty State Officials” for Denouncing Bribered Trafic Police Officers, Defend the Defenders, April 10, 2019
Bị tuyên án 2 năm tù, Trần Đình Sang nở nụ cười lúc rời tòa về trại giam, Nguoi Lao Dong, September 18, 2019
Profile last updated: 2019-09-30 14:31:59