Chu Vinh Hai
Current Status: At risk
Other Names: Chu Vĩnh Hải
Date of Birth: October 10, 1964
Areas of Activism:
- Independent Journalists Association of Vietnam
Highlighted Human Rights Concerns:
- Online commentator
Details - Background, History of Activism, Contact Information.
Hai is from Ha Tinh Province, but now lives and works in Vung Tau City. He was a journalist and has worked in several licensed journals in Vietnam, such as the Vietnam Logistics Review.
Profile photo: Chu Vinh Hai. Source
Hai used his Facebook to criticize the policies of the Vietnamese government on issues such as South China Sea, infrastructure, and transparency of leadership.
June 23, 2020: summoned for questioning about his involvement with the Independent Journalists Association of Vietnam
- freedom of expression
- freedom of association
On June 18 2020, the Investigation Agency of Ho Chi Minh City, through the Investigation Agency of Vung Tau, sent a summons letter to Chu Vinh Hai. Reportedly, they wanted to interrogate him on his involvement with the currently persecuted Independent Journalists Association of Vietnam. He allegedly used many pen names, such as “Tâm Don” and “Lân Hộ” to write for Viet Nam Thoi Bao (the online newspaper run by IJAV) and “attacked” the Party’s leadership.
Hai was able to return home after the interrogation, but the possibility of a charge against him remains unclear.
Profile last updated: 2020-08-15 17:00:59