Nguyen Van Son Trung

Current Status: At risk

Photo of Nguyen Van Son Trung

Date of Birth: 1982

Gender: M

Religion: Buddhist

Areas of Activism:

  • Democracy
  • Freedom of expression
  • Sovereignty
  • Press



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.”

History of Activism

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.

Family Situation

He is married. 

April 9, 2021: detained for questioning

  • Police interrogation
  • Detention
  • Maltreatment in police custody
April 09-14, 2021
Public security
Phan Thiet City (map)

  • 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: 2024-06-13 20:34:06

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