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Nguyen Duy Linh

Current Status: Sentenced to prison

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Other Names: Nguyễn Duy Linh

Date of Birth: 1976

Gender: M

Ethnicity: Kinh

Occupation: Farmer

Last Known Prison: An Phuoc detention center, Binh Duong province

Areas of Activism:

  • Public health
  • Anti-corruption
  • Human rights

Highlighted Human Rights Concerns:

  • Prolonged Incommunicado Detention
  • Harsh Physical and Administrative Conditions
  • Online commentator

February 2023:

Nguyen Duy Linh, who is serving a five-year sentence for spreading “anti-state propaganda,” is reported to have been bullied by fellow inmates when he was moved to An Phuoc Prison in Binh Duong Province. Linh’s wife told RFA that her husband complained of being harassed day and night. Linh is not the first person to be subjected to such harassment at An Phuoc. Two former inmates there – Tran Thanh Phuong and Doan Thi Hong, after their releases, also accused An Phuoc Prison of similar abuses against them.

Details

Immediate Concerns

February 2023:

Nguyen Duy Linh, who is serving a five-year sentence for spreading “anti-state propaganda,” is reported to have been bullied by fellow inmates when he was moved to An Phuoc Prison in Binh Duong Province. Linh’s wife told RFA that her husband complained of being harassed day and night. Linh is not the first person to be subjected to such harassment at An Phuoc. Two former inmates there – Tran Thanh Phuong and Doan Thi Hong, after their releases, also accused An Phuoc Prison of similar abuses against them.

Background

Linh works and lives in Chau Thanh District, Ben Tre Province.

History of Activism

Linh has not directly engaged in any grassroots activism or national protest movements. However, since 2017, he has used his Facebook account to voice concerns about the Vietnamese government. Recently, Linh used his Facebook account to criticize the ineffectiveness and the inhumane nature of the government’s anti-COVID campaign.

Sentenced to 5 years in prison and 5 years probation under Art. 117 (2015 Code). Expected Release is September 14, 2026.

  • Art. 117 (2015 Code)
Ben Tre province public security, Ben Tre province
Chau Thanh District (map)
June 9, 2022
The People's Court of Ben Tre Province
None
5 years in prison and 5 years probation
September 14, 2026
  • freedom from arbitrary arrest or detention
  • liberty and security of the person
  • freedom of expression
  • fair trial
Details of Imprisonment

On September 14, 2021, the Security Investigating Agency of Ben Tre Public Security officially indicted Nguyen Duy Linh for anti-state propaganda. 

According to the public announcement, Ben Tre’s public security accuses Linh of using Facebook to share and post articles, videos and pictures that defame Party and State leaders. They also note that he has been summoned before and warned to stop his activities. He was also subjected to administrative fines.

June 2022:

Facebooker Nguyen Duy Linh was sentenced to five years in prison and five years of probation after a three-hour trial. Linh was accused of “anti-state propaganda” for posts that the government said offended the Party leaders and were false information about the spread of COVID-19. A resident of Ben Tre Province, Linh has no prior history of activism. According to RFA, his wife, Nguyen Ngoc Tuyet, was allowed to attend his trial, but his friends and other dissidents were barred from the courtroom; RFA also reported that Linh waived his rights to an attorney.

Resources

Khởi tố, bắt tạm giam đối tượng tuyên truyền chống Nhà nước, September 15, 2021

Facebooker Nguyễn Duy Linh ở Bến Tre bị bắt với cáo buộc chống Nhà nước, RFA Vietnamese, September 16, 2021

Khởi tố, bắt tạm giam đối tượng tuyên truyền chống nhà nước, An ninh TV, September 16, 2021

Facebook post announcing his trial date

Nguyen Duy Linh becomes the latest social media user to be jailed in Vietnam, The 88 Project, June 9, 2022

Vietnamese Facebook user jailed for 5 years for criticizing government, Radio Free Asia, June 10, 2022

TNLT Nguyễn Duy Linh bị bạn tù khủng bố tinh thần trong trại giam An Phước, RFA Vietnamese, Feb. 14, 2023

June 9, 2022: trial

June 9, 2022
Chau Thanh District (map)

  • freedom from arbitrary arrest or detention
  • liberty and security of the person
  • freedom of expression
  • fair trial
Details of Imprisonment

On September 14, 2021, the Security Investigating Agency of Ben Tre Public Security officially indicted Nguyen Duy Linh for anti-state propaganda. 

According to the public announcement, Ben Tre’s public security accuses Linh of using Facebook to share and post articles, videos and pictures that defame Party and State leaders. They also note that he has been summoned before and warned to stop his activities. He was also subjected to administrative fines.

June 2022:

Facebooker Nguyen Duy Linh was sentenced to five years in prison and five years of probation after a three-hour trial. Linh was accused of “anti-state propaganda” for posts that the government said offended the Party leaders and were false information about the spread of COVID-19. A resident of Ben Tre Province, Linh has no prior history of activism. According to RFA, his wife, Nguyen Ngoc Tuyet, was allowed to attend his trial, but his friends and other dissidents were barred from the courtroom; RFA also reported that Linh waived his rights to an attorney.

Resources

Khởi tố, bắt tạm giam đối tượng tuyên truyền chống Nhà nước, September 15, 2021

Facebooker Nguyễn Duy Linh ở Bến Tre bị bắt với cáo buộc chống Nhà nước, RFA Vietnamese, September 16, 2021

Khởi tố, bắt tạm giam đối tượng tuyên truyền chống nhà nước, An ninh TV, September 16, 2021

Facebook post announcing his trial date

Nguyen Duy Linh becomes the latest social media user to be jailed in Vietnam, The 88 Project, June 9, 2022

Vietnamese Facebook user jailed for 5 years for criticizing government, Radio Free Asia, June 10, 2022

TNLT Nguyễn Duy Linh bị bạn tù khủng bố tinh thần trong trại giam An Phước, RFA Vietnamese, Feb. 14, 2023

Profile last updated: 2024-06-13 20:34:06

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