Tran Nguyen Duy Quang

Current Status: Sentenced to prison

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Other Names: Trần Nguyễn Duy Quang

Date of Birth: 1983

Gender: M

Religion: Christian (Catholic)

Ethnicity: Kinh

Current Prison: Prison No. B5, Dong Nai province

Areas of Activism:

  • Freedom of expression
  • Sovereignty

Details - Background, Family Situation.

Quang finished Grade 4 from the 12-year program of school education. He is from Thong Nhat District, Dong Nai Province.

Quang is not married and has no children. He has seven siblings. His parents are workers, and his family is very poor.

Results of the Trial of 20 protesters in Bien Hoa City, The People’s Voice, July 30, 2018

Arrest 1 - Arrested June 10, 2018. Sentenced to 1 year 6 months in prison. Expected Release is December 10, 2019.

June 10, 2018
July 30, 2018
1 year 6 months in prison
  • Art. 318 (2015 Code)
December 10, 2019

On June 10, 2018, Quang attended a protest in Bien Hoa City, Dong Nai Province, protesting against the Law on Special Economic Zones, which is in process of review by the Vietnamese National Assembly. At the end of the day, he was arrested under Art. 318 of the 2015 Criminal Code for “disturbing public order,” along with 52 other protesters. Twenty of them were tried on July 30, 2018. In a one day trial, judge Nguyen Quoc Thai sentenced 15 of them to sentences ranging from eight to 18 months in prison, and he gave five of them suspended sentences ranging from 12 months to 14 months.

Tran Nguyen Duy Quang received the longest sentence of one year and six months in prison.

November 2018:

Fifteen protesters detained in national demonstrations over two draft laws in June and sentenced to prison terms in July appealed their sentences on November 9 in The People’s Court of Bien Hoa City. Lawyer Dang Dinh Manh reported that the defendants all asked for an acquittal of their charges of “disturbing public order” after originally just planning to ask for reductions in the sentences. They argued that they participated in demonstrations on June 10 because of their patriotism. However, the court upheld all of the sentences ranging from eight months to a year and six months.

Xét xử 20 đối tượng gây rối ở Đồng Nai, Công lý & Xã hội, July 31, 2018

Đồng Nai xử 20 người biểu tình chống dự Luật Đặc khu và An Ninh Mạng, RFA Vietnamese, July 30, 2018

Behind the trial sentencing 20 patriotic protesters, Saigon Broadcasting Television Network, August 2, 2018

Conclusion of Investigation and Indictment (on file with The 88 Project). 

Profile last updated: 2019-01-11 20:12:27