Huynh Van Dep
Current Status: Sentenced to prison
Date of Birth:
Ethnicity: Khmer Krom
Areas of Activism:
- Land rights
Communities At Risk:
- Khmer Krom community in Kien Giang Province
Details - Background.
Arrested June 7, 2020. Sentenced to 2 years 6 months in prison 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 Dang Diep remained detained.
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.
He was tried on December 3 and sentenced to two years and six months in prison.
Vietnam Arrests Khmer Krom Family Over Land Dispute Clash, Radio Free Asia, June 9, 2020
Profile last updated: 2021-01-22 01:08:20