Tran Ngoc Son
Current Status: Pre-trial detention
Other Names: Trần Ngọc Sơn, Trần Giảm
Date of Birth: 1965
Areas of Activism:
Highlighted Human Rights Concerns:
- Online commentator
Tran Ngoc Son lives in Nghia Hung commune, Vinh Tuong district, Vinh Phuc Province.
Details - Background, History of Activism.
Prior to his arrest, Son had no history of activism.
Arrested May 20, 2021. Charged under Art. 331 (2015 Code).
- Art. 331 (2015 Code)
- freedom from arbitrary arrest or detention
- liberty and security of the person
- freedom of expression
Since at least September 2020, cybersecurity police had been tracking Son’s postings on Facebook and Youtube. Most of his postings and videos criticized the lack of democracy in the election process. Finally, the public security of Vinh Tuong district, Vinh Phuc Province, arrested him on May 20, 2021, ostensibly for a sarcastic statement to the effect that “Vietnam’s election process is more civilized than the United States” because there’s never any messy challenge after an election.
Profile last updated: 2021-06-23 03:21:39