Vu Van Hung
Current Status: Pre-trial detention
Other Names: Vu Hung
Date of Birth:
Latest Prison: Temporary Detention Center, Thanh Xuan district
Areas of Activism:
- Brotherhood for Democracy
- Art. 88
- Art. 134 (new)
- Art. 318 (new)
Vu Hung is a former political prisoner and school teacher.
Vu Hung has participated in peaceful social and environmental protests and is allegedly a member of the pro-democracy group the Brotherhood for Democracy.
Vu Hung was taken into custody for questioning about the Brotherhood for Democracy as part of a concentrated crackdown on the group by authorities throughout 2017.
Vu Hung was arrested in 2008 for pro-democracy banners and sentenced to three years in prison under Article 88 of the 1999 Criminal Code.
Vu Hung was kidnapped from a lunch meeting on January 4, 2018, in Hanoi. He was arrested under Art. 318 (new) of the 2015 Criminal Code, then later Article 134 (new). He will now await trial in incommunicado detention.
PEN America released an appeal on Vu Hung's behalf, demanding he be released from prison. The appeal reported that he was suffering from serious health issues while imprisoned.
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Profile last updated: 2018-01-27 17:22:22