Nguyen Tri Dung
Current Status: At risk
Other Names: Nguyễn Trí Dũng
Date of Birth: 1981
Areas of Activism:
- Human rights
Details - Background, History of Activism, Contact Information.
Nguyen Tri Dung is a young activist based in Ho Chi Minh City. His father, Nguyen Van Hai, also known as Dieu Cay (Peasant's Pipe), is a famous blogger, journalist, and democracy activist who has actively fought for human rights and democracy in Vietnam since 2007.
Profile photo source: VOA Vietnamese
From 2008 to 2014, his father, Nguyen Van Hai, was imprisoned by Vietnamese authority on many charges. Nguyen Tri Dung, together with his mother Duong Thi Tan, gave their support to Hai, and he became an activist. Dung has actively fought for freedom, human rights and democracy in Vietnam since then.
When the trial of his father took place, Dung was arrested by the public security and was kept at the station of the Ward 6, District 3 until the trial ended.
When his father was released from prison, Dung continued fighting for freedom and human rights in Vietnam.
On January 4, 2019, Dung was arrested, and his mother Duong Thi Tan was beaten by the police of HCM City, most likely to prevent them from providing support to the community at Loc Hung vegetable garden who was facing a forced eviction.
Facebook Tri Dung Nguyen
P/V Anh Nguyễn Trí Dũng, con trai blogger Điếu Cày, VOA Vietnamese, December 28, 2012
“Dù cha đã ra tù, tôi vẫn đấu tranh”, BBC, October 25, 2014
Công an Sài Gòn đánh đập bà Dương Thị Tân, bắt giữ nhà hoạt động Nguyễn Trí Dũng, SBTN.TV, January 4, 2019
January 4, 2019: detained at home by the police of HCM City
- freedom from arbitrary arrest or detention
- liberty and security of the person
- respect of privacy, family, home, and correspondence
On January 4, 2019, the Ho Chi Minh City police arrested Nguyen Tri Dung and beat his mother Duong Thi Tan.
Secret agents went to Nguyen Tri Dung’s house and took him away without informing his family. Ms. Tan said Mr. Dung intended to go to the ward People's Committee but was arrested when he was just about to leave home. Dung's wife said the agents arrested him, put him in a car, and took him away. Mr. Dung did not bring his phone, so the family did not know what happened to him. Tan said the secret agent also broke into her home and beat her in the yard. She suffered many kicks and punches from the secret agents.
Dung was released late evening and requested by the police to stay at home for the next few days.
The harassment was probably an effort from the authorities to prevent Tan and Dung from going to support residents of Loc Hung vegetable garden, who were then facing risk of forced eviction..
Công an Sài Gòn đánh đập bà Dương Thị Tân, bắt giữ nhà hoạt động Nguyễn Trí Dũng, Sbtn.tv, January 4, 2019
HCM City Police Arrest Activist Nguyen Tri Dung, Beat His Mother Activist Duong Thi Tan, AHRD, January 9, 2019
Profile last updated: 2019-10-18 14:04:24