Nguyen Trung Linh
Current Status: Pre-trial detention
Date of Birth: 1967
Latest Prison: Hanoi Police Detention Center No. 1, Hanoi
Areas of Activism:
- Maritime sovereignty
- Brotherhood for Democracy
- Art. 117 (new)
Pro-democracy activist Nguyen Trung Linh has been charged with "making, storing, spreading information, materials, items for the purpose of opposing the State of Socialist Republic of Vietnam," under Article 117 of the 2015 Criminal Code. Linh will now await trial in detention center no. 1 in Hanoi. He faces up to 20 years in prison.
He is an engineer by training and received his education in the Czech Republic.
Linh was previously a member of the Brotherhood for Democracy and has also run for political office; he has faced intensive harassment from authorities in recent years.
He has been detained since late May 2018, when he was taken into custody in Hanoi following his attempt to rally peaceful protests in response to maritime sovereignty disputes with China.
The 88 Project's archives
Hanoi-based Pro-democracy Campaigner Nguyen Trung Linh Charged with "Conducting Anti-state Propaganda," Defend the Defenders, July 9, 2018
Profile last updated: 2018-07-17 02:49:10