Le Anh Dung

Current Status: Pre-trial detention

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Other Names: Lê Anh Dũng

Date of Birth: 1962

Gender: M

Ethnicity: Kinh

Occupation: Retired

Areas of Activism:

  • Anti-corruption
  • Freedom of expression

Highlighted Human Rights Concerns:

  • Prolonged Incommunicado Detention
  • Online commentator

Details - Background.

Dung lives in District 2, Ho Chi Minh City. He previously worked as a driver for the Vietnam Fatherland Front of Quang Tri Province.

Arrested February 6, 2021. Charged under Art. 331 (2015 Code).

February 6, 2021
  • Art. 331 (2015 Code)
Quang Tri public security, Quang Tri province
District 2, Ho Chi Minh City (map)
The People’s Court of Quang Tri Province
  • freedom from arbitrary arrest or detention
  • liberty and security of the person
  • freedom of expression

The Quang Tri police report and their press release accused Phan Bui Bao Thy and Le Anh Dung of running many Facebook accounts, namely “Ly Tu Duong”, “Thu Ha”, “Hoang Le”, “Quang Tri 357”, and “Quang Tri 246”, that were involved in a so-called “discreditation campaign” against the Party leadership of Quang Tri Province. The report did not discuss the evidence that would support Thy’s accusation. 

Thy was arrested after being invited to work with Quang Tri public security on this matter. Five days after his detention, the authorities officially announced his arrest under Article 331 of the 2015 Criminal Code for "abusing democratic freedoms." His pre-trial detention will last two months and is subject to further extension. His house and workplace in Da Nang were also searched. The authorities alleged that Thy and his accomplice, Le Anh Dung,  prepared 10,000 pages of documents to “defame” the leadership.

Profile last updated: 2021-09-29 00:20:26

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