Huynh Dang Diep

Current Status: At risk

Photo of Huynh Dang Diep

Other Names: Huỳnh Đăng Diệp

Date of Birth:

Gender: M

Ethnicity: Khmer Krom

Areas of Activism:

  • Land rights

Communities At Risk:

  • Khmer Krom community in Kien Giang Province

Details - Background.

Profile photo source: Radio Free Asia

Arrested June 7, 2020. Released September 5, 2020.

June 7, 2020
Kien Giang public security, Kien Giang province
Giang Thanh, Kien Giang (map)
September 5, 2020
  • freedom from arbitrary arrest or detention
  • liberty and security of the person
  • Khmer Kampuchea Krom for Human Rights and Development Association
  • Khmer Kampuchea Krom Federation

Authorities in Kien Giang Province arrested six family members for their participation in a land dispute in a Khmer Krom community in May. The Khmer Krom, an ethnic minority group, have long faced harassment and discrimination from the state, and land rights disputes are common in the country, as no private land rights exist. After interrogation about the incident, all but one family member was released from custody. Huynh Dang Diep remains detained.


September 2020:

Huynh Dang Diep was released from detention over the weekend of September 5-6. He had been detained for three months while he was under investigation. It is unclear if there are charges against him. The 88 Project has confirmed the release directly with people who know the situation.

Khmer Kampuchea Krom for Human Rights and Development Association is planning to deliver petitions to the Vietnamese government to release Huynh.

The Khmer Kampuchea Krom Federation called on the Vietnamese government to release Huynh.

Profile last updated: 2020-10-06 23:46:18

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