Nguyen Thi Ngoc Hanh

Current Status: Pre-trial detention

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Other Names: Nguyễn Thị Ngọc Hạnh, Tran Hoang Lan (Facebook)

Date of Birth: 1976

Gender: F

Ethnicity: Kinh

Occupation: Teaching professional

Current Prison: HCM city Police detention center, No. 4 Phan Dang Luu, Ho Chi Minh city

Areas of Activism:

  • Democracy
  • Freedom of expression
  • Human rights

Known Afilliations:

  • Hiến Pháp

January 2020:

Authorities have postponed the trial of eight people under charges of “disrupting security,” which was supposed to be held on January 14, 2020; this is the second time the trial was postponed. According to the court decision, the reason for this postponement was to address the request of Le Quy Loc, a defendant in the case, about his invitation for a witness. The group of eight defendants includes Nguyen Thi Ngoc Hanh, Hoang Thi Thu VangDo The HoaHo Dinh CuongTran Thanh PhuongNgo Van DungDoan Thi Hong and Le Quy Loc. Some are members of the Hien Phap group, established on June 16, 2017, with the aim to promote people’s understanding of their human rights in the 2013 Constitution.

Details - History of Activism, Contact Information.

Nguyen Thi Ngoc Hanh is a member of Hien Phap (Constitution) group, established on June 16, 2017, with the aim to promote people’s understanding of their human rights in the 2013 Constitution.

She and other members planned to call for a peaceful demonstration on September 4, just days prior to their arrest, to raise their voice on social issues, including human rights violations, corruption, territorial disputes, and environmental pollution.

Facebook page Trần Hoàng Lan

Arrested September 4, 2018. Charged under Art. 118 (2015 Code).

September 4, 2018
  • Art. 118 (2015 Code)
Ho Chi Minh city public security, Ho Chi Minh city
Ho Chi Minh City (map)
  • freedom from arbitrary arrest or detention
  • liberty and security of the person
  • freedom of expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly
  • freedom of association
  • political participation

Nguyen Thi Ngoc Hanh was detained on September 4, 2018 ahead of planned demonstrations for Vietnam’s National Day and as part of a concerted crackdown against the Hien Phap group. Her family tried to visit her in January 2019 but was unable to, as she remains under pre-trial investigation.

When her family attempted to visit her in January 2019, they were told to bring her medicine for her circulation, as well as calcium.

Profile last updated: 2020-01-22 16:39:39

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