Phan Van Binh
Current Status: Sentenced to prison
Other Names: Phan Văn Bình
Date of Birth: 1972
Occupation: Factory worker
Areas of Activism:
Details - Background, History of Activism.
Binh lives and works in Cam Lam District, Khanh Hoa Province.
Profile photo source: Voice of Vietnam
Since 2015, Binh has usually uploaded Facebook posts opposing the rule of the Communist Party. However, he never called for violent or radical actions.
hạt tù Phan Văn Bình về tội hoạt động nhằm lật đổ chính quyền nhân dân, Nhân dân, January 23, 2019
Arrested February 8, 2018. Sentenced to 14 years in prison under Art. 109 (2015 Code). Expected Release is February 8, 2032.
- Art. 109 (2015 Code)
- freedom from arbitrary arrest or detention
- liberty and security of the person
- freedom of expression
- freedom of association
Phan Văn Binh was reportedly arrested and detained from February 8, 2018 at the prison camp of Khanh Hoa Public Security.
He was accused of contacting a Facebook account named Kelly Trieu Thanh Hoa in 2015, and he was subsequently introduced to the Provisional National Government of Vietnam, which opposes the ruling Communist Party. He then allegedly became a member of the organization and was simply assigned the task of sharing information and mobilizing local residents to participate in the organization.
His posts on the Facebook account named “An Phan” were considered to slander the image of Ho Chi Minh and others leaders of the party and the state.
The combination of these activities resulted in Binh being sentenced to 14 years of imprisonment for “attempting to overthrow the People’ regime.”
The government has previously targeted others for allegedly joining this or other overseas groups that oppose the ruling Community Party. However, affiliations with these groups claimed by the authorities are difficult to prove and should not be taken for granted in a one-party state that controls all independent media.
Bị phạt 14 năm tù về tội 'hoạt động nhằm lật đổ chính quyền nhân dân', Thanh nien, January 23, 2019
Phan Văn Bình lĩnh 14 năm tù về ''Tội hoạt động nhằm lật đổ chính quyền nhân dân'', Ha Noi Moi, January 22, 2019
Vietnam jails man for 14 years for attempting to overthrow state, Reuters, January 23, 2019
Profile last updated: 2020-02-17 14:14:45