Ngo Thi Minh Uoc

Current Status: Sentenced

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Other Names: Ngô Thị Minh Ước

Date of Birth: 1959

Gender: F


Ethnicity: Kinh


Latest Prison:

Areas of Activism:

  • Land rights

Known Affiliations:

Arrest History

July 8, 2014
March 30, 2016
4 years 3 months in prison
  • Art. 88
October, 2018


Ngo Thi Minh Uoc is from the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. 

Ngo Thi Minh Uoc is a land rights activist. She herself may have been a victim of land grabbing practices in Vietnam. 

On March 30, 2016, the People's Court of Ho Chi Minh City sentenced three land rights activists to multiple years in prison. The activists-- Ngo Thi Minh Uoc, Nguyen Thi Be Hai, and Nguyen Thi Tri-- were sentenced to four years, three years, and three years respectively. They were officially sentenced under Article 88 for propaganda against the state after waving flags at a protest in July 2014 in front of the US Embassy; though many believe they were targeted for their land rights activism in the Mekong Delta. In addition to her four-year sentence, Ngo Thi Minh Uoc also received an extra three month prison term for unknown reasons form a different court, the People's Court of southern Binh Phuoc.

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Viet Nam: Spike in judicial repression with six convictions in eight days, Amnesty International, March 31, 2016, PDF


Profile last updated: 2018-03-01 04:03:28