Profile

Huynh Van Dep

Current Status: Sentenced to prison

Photo of Huynh Van Dep

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. Sentenced to 2 years 6 months in prison under Art. 330 (2015 Code). Expected Release is January 7, 2023.

June 7, 2020
  • Art. 330 (2015 Code)
Kien Giang public security, Kien Giang province
Giang Thanh, Kien Giang (map)
December 3, 2020
2 years 6 months in prison
January 7, 2023
  • 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 Dang Diep remained detained.

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September 2020:

Huynh Dang Diep 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.

December 2020:

He was tried on December 3 and sentenced to two years and six months in prison. 

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: 2021-01-22 01:08:20

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