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Dang Dinh Bach

Current Status: Pre-trial detention

Photo of Dang Dinh Bach

Other Names: Đặng Đình Bách

Date of Birth: 1978

Gender: M

Ethnicity: Kinh

Areas of Activism:

  • Rule of law
  • Environment

July 2021:

Bach’s arrest and charge were announced on July 2, the same day as Mai Phan Loi’s. It is likely that he was taken into custody before that date. He is being charged under Article 200 for “tax evasion.” His detention period is three months. 

 

Details - Background, History of Activism.

Bach lives and works in Hanoi. He is currently the Director of the non-profit Law & Policy of Sustainable Development (LPSD). 

LPSD is a member of the Vietnam Environmental Network (VEN), Vietnam Sustainable Energy Alliance (VSEA), and the Vietnam Non-Communicable Diseases Prevention and Control Alliance (NCDs-VN).

Bach, 43, is known for his ability to mobilize young people to volunteer for charitable projects such as helping victims of storms and disasters, especially those impacted by global warming and environmental catastrophes. Bach has created many competitions and awards for innovation in the field of sustainable living which attracted the participation of many young Vietnamese. LPSD has also been a strong supporter of the government’s fight against the spread of COVID-19.

Profile picture: Dang Dinh Bach. Source: Thiennhien.net

Bach was not known for his role in political activism.

Arrested June 27, 2021. Charged under Art. 200 (2015 Code).

June 27, 2021
  • Art. 200 (2015 Code)
Hanoi city public security, Hanoi
Ha Noi (map)
unknown
  • freedom from arbitrary arrest or detention
  • liberty and security of the person

Bach’s arrest and charge were announced on July 2, the same day as Mai Phan Loi’s. According to our sources, it is likely that he was taken into custody on June 27. He is being charged under Article 200 for “tax evasion.” His detention period is three months. 

It is argued that allegations against the two men are a response to their attempts to build up a connection of NGOs under the regulation of EVFTA. These organizations could play an important role in monitoring Vietnam’s obligations under EVFTA. Read our analysis here.

Profile last updated: 2021-07-16 20:07:08

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