Le Thi Binh

Current Status: Pre-trial detention

Photo of Le Thi Binh

Other Names: Lê Thị Bình

Date of Birth: 1976

Gender: F

Ethnicity: Kinh

Last Known Prison: Long Tuyền prison, Can Tho Province

Areas of Activism:

  • Freedom of expression
  • Sovereignty

Details - Background, History of Activism, Family Situation.

She is from Bình Thủy, Cần Thơ Province. 

Binh participated in the peaceful nationwide protests against the draft Laws on Cybersecurity and Special Economic Zones on June 10, 2018. She posted on her Facebook many articles about Vietnamese issues. She was charged under Article 331 of the 2015 Criminal Code for “abusing democratic freedoms.”

She is the younger sister of Lê Minh Thể, a former political prisoner who spent two years in jail; he was released in June 2020.

She has at least one son; he was told to sign some papers when he came by his mother’s house and saw that it was being searched.

Facebook name Ngoc Lan CT

Arrested December 22, 2020. Charged under Art. 331 (2015 Code).

December 22, 2020
  • Art. 331 (2015 Code)
Can Tho public security, Can Tho City
Binh Tan village (map)
  • freedom from arbitrary arrest or detention
  • liberty and security of the person
  • freedom of expression

Binh was traveling by taxi from Cần Thơ toward Đồng Tháp when she was abducted in Bình Tân village, Vĩnh Long Province, around 8:30am as her taxi was chased and stopped by plainclothes men.

After the kidnapping, Can Tho Police broke into her house and searched it without a warrant. They said they found many incriminating documents “whose content is against the national interest."

State-run Tuoi Tre announces arrest of Le Thi Binh

Nguoi Viet magazine’s account of Le thi Binh’s abduction from a taxi

Account of police illegally breaking into Binh’s home

Profile last updated: 2021-01-31 18:08:31

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