Nguyen Trung Truc

Current Status: Pre-trial detention

Photo of Nguyen Trung Truc

Other Names: Nguyễn Trung Trực

Date of Birth: June 6, 1974

Gender: M


Ethnicity: Kinh


Latest Prison:

Areas of Activism:

  • Democracy
  • Environment
  • Human rights

Known Affiliations:

  • Brotherhood for Democracy

Arrest History

August 4, 2017
  • Art. 79
Defense Counsels: Nguyen Van Mieng


August 2018:

Brotherhood for Democracy member Nguyen Trung Truc will go to trial on August 17 in Quang Binh province. It is not clear if Truc will be able to meet with his lawyer prior to trial. A source close to the family has reported that Truc is having problems with his eyesight and is generally in poor health. 

Nguyen Trung Truc is a member of the pro-democracy Brotherhood for Democracy group, founded by former political prisoner Nguyen Van Dai. Truc is also a former political prisoner. In July 2016, Truc was part of a group of activists who were beaten by plainclothes attackers while attending a wedding of a fellow activist. 

Nguyen Trung Truc was arrested at his home in Quang Binh province on August 4, 2017, just days after the arrests of several other members of the Brotherhood for Democracy. 

April 2018:

Nguyen Trung Truc's lawyer submitted a petition to be able to meet with Truc to prepare his defense. Truc, the spokesperson for the Brotherhood for Democracy, has not been able to meet with his lawyer since being arrested in August 2017. Truc faces charges under Article 79, similar to other Brotherhood for Democracy members. 

Profile last updated: 2018-08-12 23:51:06