Nguyen Minh Son

Current Status: Pre-trial detention

Photo of Nguyen Minh Son

Other Names: Nguyễn Minh Sơn

Date of Birth: 1962

Gender: M

Ethnicity: Kinh

Areas of Activism:

  • Sovereignty

Known Affiliations:

Details - Background, History of Activism, Family Situation.

Son was a member of No-U Hanoi, a group that protests China's territorial claims in the South China Sea.


Profile photo: Nguyen Minh Son’s picture taken by the public security force. Source

From 2017-2018, Son participated in various peaceful protests, met with other protesters, and wrote commentaries on his Facebook page. It is not clear how many protests he attended. His Facebook page is no longer accessible, so we cannot trace his postings.

He is married.

Arrested September 28, 2022. Charged under Art. 117 (2015 Code).

September 28, 2022
  • Art. 117 (2015 Code)
Hanoi city public security, Hanoi
Cau Giay District, Hanoi (map)
  • freedom from arbitrary arrest or detention
  • liberty and security of the person
  • freedom of expression
  • political participation

Tran Bao Han, Son's nephew, said the police only gave the family a single document titled "Notice about the application of detention measures.” 

According to the notice, Son was questioned and will be detained from Sept. 28, 2022 to Jan. 25, 2023. The family is still unclear under what offenses Son is being held.

The 88 Project is following updates on the case and will update this profile as soon as more information becocmes available.

Profile last updated: 2022-12-17 23:30:37

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