Nguyen Trung Linh

Current Status: Pre-trial detention

Photo of Nguyen Trung Linh

Date of Birth: 1967

Gender: M


Ethnicity: Kinh

Occupation: Engineer

Latest Prison: Hanoi Police Detention Center No. 1, Hanoi

Areas of Activism:

  • Anti-corruption
  • Democracy
  • Maritime sovereignty

Known Affiliations:

  • Brotherhood for Democracy

Arrest History

May 27, 2018
  • Art. 117 (new)


July 2018:

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.

Profile last updated: 2018-07-17 02:49:10