Do The Hoa

Current Status: Pre-trial detention

Photo of Do The Hoa

Other Names: Bang Lĩnh, Đỗ Thế Hóa

Date of Birth:

Gender: M

Ethnicity: Kinh

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

Areas of Activism:

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

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 Vang, Do The Hoa, Ho 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 - Background, History of Activism, Contact Information.

Hoa lives in District 12, Ho Chi Minh City.

Profile photo source: Facebook Bang Lĩnh

Hoa was said to participate in the national demonstrations against the bills of law on Special Economic Zones and Cybersecurity on June 10, 2018.

He is also a member of Hien Phap (Constitution) group, established on June 16, 2017, with the aim to promote peoples’ understanding of their human rights in the 2013 Constitution. 

Hoa and other members planned to call for a peaceful demonstration on September 4, 2018 to raise their voices on social issues, including human rights violations, corruption, territorial disputes, and environmental pollution. However, many Hien Phap members, including Hoa, were arrested prior to the scheduled demonstration.

Facebook Bang Lĩnh

Arrested September 1, 2018. Charged under Art. 118 (2015 Code).

September 1, 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

Hoa was arrested on September 1, three days prior to the scheduled demonstration campaigned by his Hien Phap group, and detained at police station, no. 4. Phan Dang Luu Street, Binh Thanh Ward, Ho Chi Minh city. 

Eleven months after his arrest, Hoa was finally allowed to meet his family on August 2, 2019, for around 20 minutes. Due to being detained incommunicado, with inadequate light, Hoa looked pale and seemed to be suffering from swelling.

Profile last updated: 2020-01-22 16:40:18

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