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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:

May 2021:

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.

Profile photo source: Radio Free Asia

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.

June 7, 2020
  • Art. 330 (2015 Code)
Public Security of Giang Thanh district, Kien Giang province
Giang Thanh, Kien Giang (map)
December 3, 2020
The People’s Court of Giang Thanh district, Kien Giang province
2 years in prison and 6 months probation
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 Van Dep remained detained.

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September 2020:

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.

December 2020:

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

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: 2021-06-04 21:47:01

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