Hoang Minh Tuan
Current Status: Likely released - at risk
Other Names: Hoàng Minh Tuấn
Date of Birth: 1980
Occupation: Teaching professional
Areas of Activism:
Highlighted Human Rights Concerns:
- Former Political Prisoner
- Prolonged Incommunicado Detention
Details - Background, History of Activism, Family Situation.
Tuan, 40, is a student of martial art teacher Pham Dinh Quy, who wrote about the plagiarism of high-ranking official Bui Van Cuong. He teaches Physical Education at Nguyen Khuyen Elementary in Buon Ma Thuot.
In March 2020, Tuan sent an email to the authorities accusing “Mr C” of plagiarism. “Mr C” is believed to be Bui Van Cuong, Secretary of the Dak Lak Party Committee. Tuan has no known history of activism.
Công an Đắk Lắk nói 'bắt khẩn cấp ông Phạm Đình Quý về hành vi vu khống', Bùi Thư, BBC Vietnamese, September 30, 2020
Background on arrest Le Nguyen Huong Tra, Facebook, September 24, 2020
Arrested September 21, 2020. Sentenced to 2 years 6 months in prison under Art. 156 (2015 Code). Expected Release is March 21, 2023.
- Art. 156 (2015 Code)
- freedom from arbitrary arrest or detention
- liberty and security of the person
- freedom of expression
According to police, since March 2020 an online group created a blog page to post negative articles about “Mr C”. In the same month, Tuan sent a letter to Provincial as well as central leadership alleging plagiarism. After failing to convince Tuan and the others to retract what the authorities consider “a smear campaign intended to discredit government officials," the police arrested Tuan and charged him with a crime according to Article 156. Oddly, none of the police reports and articles on police web pages say where, when, or how Tuan was arrested. They just deny the rumors on social media that he was illegally abducted.
Khởi tố Phạm Đình Quý, Hoàng Minh Tuấn về tội vu khống, Thanh Tra, October 2, 2020
Từ vụ án vu khống, cảnh giác với thủ đoạn phá rối trước Đại hội Đảng, Công An Nhân Dân, October 9, 2020
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