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Tran Hoang Huan

Current Status: Pre-trial detention

Photo of Tran Hoang Huan

Other Names: Trần Hoàng Huấn

Date of Birth: 1988

Gender: M

Ethnicity: Kinh

Areas of Activism:

  • Public health

Highlighted Human Rights Concerns:

  • Online commentator

Details - Background, History of Activism, Contact Information.

Tuan lives and works in My Tho City, Tien Giang Province.

Profile photo source: Huan's Facebook (currently inactive)

Tuan has been an outspoken critic of the Vietnamese government online. However, he has not participated in any type of grassroots activism that directly challenged the Communist Party.

Arrested August 10, 2021. Charged under Art. 117 (2015 Code).

August 10, 2021
  • Art. 117 (2015 Code)
Tien Giang province public security, Tien Giang province
Ward 1, My Tho City (map)
unknown
The People's Court of Tien Giang Province
  • freedom from arbitrary arrest or detention
  • liberty and security of the person
  • freedom of expression
Amnesty International

On August 10, The Security Investigating Agency of the Public Security of Tien Giang Province officially indicted and arrested Tran Hoang Tuan under investigation for his alleged anti-state propaganda. According to the official announcement, in the last six years, Tuan has published almost 200 articles defaming and distorting the policies of the Party’s leadership and the State. Tuan’s last post was against the use of Chinese vaccines in Vietnam. He alleged that the vaccine had not been properly tested and that the producers did not provide enough scientific evidence to the public. Many believe his arrest is directly related to his criticism of the State’s responses to COVID-19.

Amnesty International has requested Huan's immediate release.

Profile last updated: 2021-10-10 02:44:39

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