Nguyen Van Son Trung
Current Status: At risk
Date of Birth: 1982
Areas of Activism:
- Freedom of expression
Details - Background, History of Activism, Family Situation.
Trung is from Phan Thiet City and is self-employed. His Facebook account states: “I speak out against injustice for the future of our children.”
In 2018, Trung protested against Economic Zone and Cybersecurity bills. In 2021, he posted writings in support of independent candidates running for the National Assembly, specifically his friends Dong Chuong Tu and Tran Duc Tin.
April 9, 2021: detained for questioning
- Maltreatment in police custody
- Police interrogation
- freedom from arbitrary arrest or detention
- liberty and security of the person
- humane treatment in detention
- freedom of expression
- political participation
Trung was arrested without a warrant and taken to the police station for interrogation. He was not allowed to see a lawyer. The Public security asked him about his Facebook posts and to sign papers confirming those were his writings. They asked if he was involved with overseas democracy group Viet Tan or former political prisoner Nguyen Van Dai. He said at one point he was slapped in the face. He felt intimidated and decided to sign papers saying he was well treated so that they’d let him go. He was released after five days.
Profile last updated: 2021-07-31 18:57:32