Nguyen Quoc Huy

Current Status: At risk

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Other Names: Nguyễn Quốc Huy, Đồng Chuông Tử

Date of Birth: 1980

Gender: M

Ethnicity: Cham

Occupation: Business professional, Author

Areas of Activism:

  • Indigenous rights

Details - Background, History of Activism, Contact Information.

Nguyen Quoc Huy, pen name Dong Chuong Tu, is a recognized indigenous poet in Vietnam. Huy lives and works in Binh Thuan Province, where he owns a small diner.

Huy is an active Champa cultural anthropologist. He puts an emphasis on Cham culture preservation and representation in the current political system of Vietnam.

April 7, 2021: detained for running as an independent candidate in the National Assembly election

April 07-11, 2021
Public security
Ma Lam, Ham Thuan Bac District (map)

  • freedom from arbitrary arrest or detention
  • liberty and security of the person
  • political participation

From March 2021 onwards, many of Huy’s friends mentioned his intention to run for the National Assembly. On his Facebook account, Huy commented that, “There are only seven seats for Binh Thuan Province in the National Assembly, three of which already belong to candidates nominated by the Party Central Committee. The other four are for the local Party members, so I am unlikely to stand a chance.” However, Huy still considered running with the hope of representing the Cham population and their interests. 

At the beginning of April, Huy was summoned by the public security of Ma Lam Town. He went to meet them on April 7 and was detained for four straight days. His wife confirmed that she was not notified or updated about his condition by the authorities. He was released on April 11. 

Profile last updated: 2021-08-26 21:08:37

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