Le The Thang

Current Status: Pre-trial detention

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Other Names: Lê Thế Thắng (Thắng Sói)

Date of Birth:


Occupation: Journalist

Areas of Activism:

  • Press

Known Affiliations:

Details - Background, Contact Information.

Thang is a renowned photographer that is recognized both nationally and internationally. Thang lives and works in Hanoi City.

Profile photo: Thang during his fieldwork. Source

Talk cùng Mr Lê Thế Thắng, Dien tu Tieu dung, January 21, 2020 

”Vietnam from Above” – Stunning Footage by Vietnamese Videographer, Hanoi Grapevine, August 14, 2016

Khởi tố bị can Lê Thế Thắng, Zing News, July 7, 2021 

Khởi tố Lê Thế Thắng trong nhóm 'Báo Sạch', Thanh Nien Online, July 7, 2021

Khởi tố thêm thành viên nhóm “Báo sạch”, Cong an Nhan dan, July 7, 2021

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

July 6, 2021
  • Art. 331 (2015 Code)
Can Tho public security, Can Tho City
Cau Giay District (map)
The People's Court of Can Tho Province
  • freedom from arbitrary arrest or detention
  • liberty and security of the person
  • freedom of peaceful assembly

In December 2020, Truong Chau Huu Danh was the first member of Bao Sach to be arrested, signaling the coming risk of arrest and harassment for the team members. The Bao Sach fan page soon disappeared, and other members also deactivated their Facebook accounts.

According to official news on July 6, Le The Thang was the person who directly deleted Bao Sach Fanpage after the arrest of Truong Chau Huu Danh. The Security Investigating Agency alleged that Thang only shared one post on the Bao Sach Facebook fanpage, but was in charge of video editing, recording videos and developing the Bao Sach Youtube page. 

Thang is currently under a home detention order in Hanoi.

Profile last updated: 2021-09-13 16:47:52

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