Pham Van Hai
Current Status: At risk
Other Names: Phạm Văn Hải
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Details - Background, History of Activism, Contact Information.
Hai studied mechanical engineering in 1993. From 1990 on, he learned to code and then became an expert in information technology.
He currently lives in Nha Trang.
Through his blog and his personal Facebook page, Hai has written many posts to express his concerns about the Vietnamese regime. His posts denounce human rights violations, poor economic and political management, and the alleged weak reaction of the Vietnamese regime to maritime sovereignty issues with China.
On August 18, 2019, Hai and his friends were detained and interrogated in Nha Trang for protesting against Chinese maritime moves.
August 18, 2019: detained and interrogated for protesting against China in Nha Trang
- freedom from arbitrary arrest or detention
- liberty and security of the person
- freedom of expression
- freedom of peaceful assembly
On August 18, 2019, four activists were detained for protesting alleged violations of Vietnamese sovereignty by Chinese naval vessels. Five activists went to Hon Chong coffee shop, where there are many Chinese tourists, to hold posters at the entrance with written words such as “away with China," “China get out of Vietnam’s EEZ," etc. However, the manager of the coffee shop didn’t allow them to protest, tried to destroy their signs, and called the police. One activist escaped, but the other four were held and questioned before being released. They were detained from 11am to 3pm at the police station of Vinh Phuoc ward, Nha Trang city.
An ninh giữ bốn người biểu tình phản đối Trung Quốc, Radio Free Asia, August 18, 2019
Vietnam Activists Stage Rare Anti-China Protest Amid Concerns Over Survey Ship, Radio Free Asia, August 19, 2019
Profile last updated: 2019-11-22 13:56:51