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Thi Bich

Current Status: Sentenced to probation

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Other Names: Thị Bích

Date of Birth: 1956

Gender: F

Ethnicity: Khmer Krom

Occupation: Farmer

Areas of Activism:

  • Land rights

Communities At Risk:

Details - Background.

Thi Bich lives and works in Giang Thanh district, Kien Giang Province.

Arrested December 3, 2020. Sentenced to 1 year probation under Art. 330 (2015 Code). Expected Release is December 3, 2021.

December 3, 2020
  • Art. 330 (2015 Code)
Public Security of Giang Thanh district, Kien Giang province
Giang Thanh District (map)
December 3, 2020
The People’s Court of Giang Thanh district, Kien Giang province
1 year probation
December 3, 2021
  • 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-- detaining Huynh Van Dep and subjecting others to a ban on leaving their home-- 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. 

The authorities accused Thi Bich of resisting and obstructing officers in carrying out their public duties. 

Her arrest date is listed as his trial date, as she was not subject to pre-trial detention. Some other family members were briefly arrested without any formal charge, while Bich and three others were tried.

  • Khmer Kampuchea Krom for Human Rights and Development Association
  • Khmer Kampuchea Krom Federation

(From Vietnam Arrests Khmer Krom Family Over Land Dispute Clash, RFA, June 9, 2020)

Profile last updated: 2021-02-27 19:33:49

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