Diep Ut Tien
Current Status: Sentenced to prison
Other Names: Diệp Út Tiền
Date of Birth: 1994
Religion: Christian (Catholic)
Current Prison: Prison No. B5, Dong Nai province
Areas of Activism:
- Freedom of expression
Details - Background, Family Situation.
Diep Ut Tien did not go to school, and he is illiterate. He is self-employed, and his parents are workers. He is from Ke Sach District, Soc Trang Province.
Results of the Trial of 20 protesters in Bien Hoa City, The People’s Voice, July, 30, 2918
Arrest 1 - Arrested June 10, 2018. Sentenced to 10 months in prison. Expected Release is April 10, 2019.
- Art. 318 (2015 Code)
On June 10, 2018, Tien attended a large protest in Bien Hoa City, Dong Nai Province, protesting against the Law of Special Economic Zones which is in process of review by the Vietnamese National Assembly. At the end of the day, he was arrested under the 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. Diep Ut Tien received a sentence of 10 months in prison.
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
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 20:09:21