Tran Dinh Sang

Current Status: Pre-trial detention

Photo of Tran Dinh Sang

Other Names: Trần Đình Sang

Date of Birth: 1980

Gender: M

Ethnicity: Kinh

Occupation: Driver

Areas of Activism:

  • Anti-corruption
  • Freedom of expression

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. Charged under Art. 330 (2015 Code).

April 9, 2019
  • Art. 330 (2015 Code)
Public Security of Yen Bai City, Yen Bai Province
His home in Yen Bai City (map)
  • 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.

Profile last updated: 2019-08-23 23:00:48

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