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Nguyen Dang Thuong

Current Status: Pre-trial detention

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Other Names: Nguyễn Đăng Thương

Date of Birth:

Gender: M

Current Prison: District 8 Police Temporary Detention Center

Areas of Activism:

  • Democracy
  • Economic reform

Details - History of Activism, Contact Information.

Little is known about Thuong’s activism. According to Defend the Defenders, Thuong and Huynh Anh Khoa moderated the Facebook group named Bàn luận Kinh tế-Chính trị (Economic-Political Discussion) with 46,000 followers. 

Arrested June 13, 2020. Charged under Art. 331 (2015 Code).

June 13, 2020
  • Art. 331 (2015 Code)
Binh Tan district public security, Ho Chi Minh city
Ho Chi Minh city (map)
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  • freedom from arbitrary arrest or detention
  • liberty and security of the person
  • freedom of expression

Police in Ho Chi Minh City arrested Huynh Anh Khoa and Nguyen Dang Thuong on June 13, 2020, for their activities in an online discussion group. They have been charged with “abusing democratic freedoms” under Article 331 of the 2015 Criminal Code. Public security officers from the District 8 police department searched Khoa’s home and forced him and his wife to sign three unspecified documents; he and Thuong are both reportedly now held at the District 8 Police Detention Center. Defend the Defenders reported that Khoa led a Facebook group with almost 50,000 users called Economic-Political Discussion. The group was closed down after the arrests.

Profile last updated: 2020-08-07 17:09:58

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