Huynh Van Dep
Current Status: Sentenced to prison
Date of Birth:
Ethnicity: Khmer Krom
Areas of Activism:
- Land rights
Communities At Risk:
At an appeal trial on May 6, Khmer Krom land rights activist Huynh Van Dep had his sentence reduced from two years and six months in prison to two years in prison. Tien Dam’s sentence was reduced from two years and three months in prison to two years in prison, and Tien Nam’s sentence was reduced from one year in prison to nine months in prison. This information came from The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO).
Details - Background.
Arrested June 7, 2020. Sentenced to 2 years in prison and 6 months probation under Art. 330 (2015 Code). Expected Release is January 7, 2023.
- Art. 330 (2015 Code)
- freedom from arbitrary arrest or detention
- liberty and security of the person
- fair trial
- 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 Van Dep remained detained.
Huynh Van Dep was released from detention on bail over the weekend of September 5-6. He had been detained for three months while he was under investigation. The 88 Project has confirmed the release directly with people who know the situation.
He was tried on December 3 and sentenced to two years and six months in prison alongside three other farmers.
Vietnam Arrests Khmer Krom Family Over Land Dispute Clash, Radio Free Asia, June 9, 2020
Profile last updated: 2021-06-04 21:47:01