Phan Trong Khang
Current Status: At risk
Other Names: Phan Khang, Phan Trọng Khang
Date of Birth: May 19, 1949
Areas of Activism:
Details - Background, History of Activism, Contact Information.
Phan Trong Khang, a veteran army officer, lives in Tay Ho Ward, Ha Noi.
Profile photo source: Facebook Phan Khang
On August 21, 2011, Khang was arrested for the first time after bringing cakes and water to demonstrators, who were detained in a police station in My Dinh due to their recent protests against China in Hoan Kiem Lake. At that time, Khang did not know them, but he admired them for their patriotism and advocated for their demonstration. He met other protesters and joined them to support detainees with food and water.
When Khang and other supporters were waiting in his car, parked in the area that was far from the My Dinh police station, a security man came and requested he leave. Khang questioned him calmly as to the reason and authority for that order, because the man was not wearing his identification card to show his name and position. However, the police responded by arresting him. Khang was accused of resisting “against the person on duty” and forcibly taken in handcuffs to a police station in Tu Liem District, where he was detained and beaten for three days.
Public security transferred him to Hoa Lo detention center before releasing him on the afternoon on August 25, 2011. Since then, Khang has joined many protests against China’s claims and activities in Vietnam’s East Sea and has suffered from surveillance and harassment by the authorities.
Anh Phan Trọng Khang ủng hộ biểu tình bị bắt giam …, Wordpress of Giang Nam Lang Tu, September 23, 2011
October 1, 2019: surveilled on China’s National Day
- freedom of peaceful assembly
- freedom of movement
On China’s National Day, several activists were watched at home, followed while in public, and even forced to return home, probably in an attempt to quell public demonstrations. Meanwhile, the authorities also mobilized a powerful security force to surround and protect China’s Embassy in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang City.
On his Facebook, Phan Khang also reported that two plainclothes security officers stationed themselves outside his house, starting in the early morning. It is unknown if Khang was prevented from leaving and when the officers left his house.
Hundreds of Government Critics Held under House Arrest When China Marks 70th Anniversary of Independence, Defend the Defenders, October 1, 2019
Vietnam Free Expression Newsletter No. 40/2019 – Week of September 30 – October 6, The 88 Project, October 7, 2019
Profile last updated: 2019-12-26 23:40:43