Ho Ngoc Hue

Current Status: At risk

Photo of Ho Ngoc Hue

Other Names: Hồ Ngọc Huệ

Date of Birth:

Gender: M

Ethnicity: Kinh

Areas of Activism:

  • Democracy
  • Freedom of expression
  • Sovereignty
  • Press



Hue and his family live and work in Thong Nhat District, Dong Nai Province.

Profile photo source: Nguyen Thien Nhan’s post

History of Activism

According to our source, Hue might not be very active online but participated in several anti-China and anti-Formosa protests in 2016 and 2018.

August 11, 2019: kidnapped, unlawfully detained for potentially participating in a peaceful demonstration

  • Detention
  • Property confiscation
August 11-12, 2019
Public security
District 1, Ho Chi Minh 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 August 11, Hue left his home in Dong Nai with District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City as the destination in mind. Normally, to attract public attention and maximize the effect of a demonstration, protesters usually choose District 1 as the protest location. 

However, on his way to District 1, he was quickly arrested. He was interrogated for over a day without warrant or justified reason. While he had a phone with him, the police forcefully took it away and did not allow him to contact his family to let them know about his situation. They only informed the local police in Dong Nai about his arrest. 

At 20:30 pm August 12 2019, he was able to go home and his phone was only given back on August 13. 

(The testimony and follow up of independent journalist Nguyen Thien Nhân)

Profile last updated: 2024-06-13 20:34:06

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